39 Vintage Denim Looks: Levi’s, Wrangler, Jeans, Jackets, and More

Vintage Denim Clothing

Our love affair with denim will probably never end, and lately, I’ve become a little obsessed with vintage denim again. While there are some intriguing eco-friendly denim companies that have come online recently (which hope to write about soon), from an environmental perspective, wearing vintage clothing instead of buying new stuff is always a great way to go. Plus, you can find some really special pieces that you’ll never find on the new clothing rack.

I’ve organized this post by clothing item type. And throughout, I try to highlight some great vintage shops on Etsy. But if you’re partial to styles form a specific era, one of the coolest things I’ve discovered about shopping for vintage denim on eBay and Etsy is that both sites make it easy to search by era. Below are some links for your convenience.

Vintage Denim by Era:
60s Denim: eBay, Etsy
70s Denim: eBay, Etsy
80s Denim eBay, Etsy
90s Denim eBay, Etsy

 

Vintage Figurines in Denim

In this post:

Vintage Denim Jeans

Vintage Denim Shorts

Vintage Denim Jackets

Vintage Denim Shirts

Vintage Denim Vests

Vintage Denim Overalls

Vintage Denim Skirts

Vintage Denim Dresses

 

Vintage Denim Jeans

1. Vintage Levi’s Jeans

Levi's Vintage Jeans

When I’ve sold things on eBay, what struck me is that brands really sell. People love vintage clothes with a strong brand attached. Sometimes you can find some awesome vintage pieces from an unknown brand, but I know a lot of you are partial to certain brands. So, I thought I’d kick off this post with the most iconic denim brand of all time: Levi’s.

Levi Strauss & Co. was founded in 1853, and they’ve been producing their signature denim jeans since the 1890s. Aside from some used clothing stores near home, my top places to search for vintage Levi’s are eBay and Etsy. But if you want to shop local, check out Yelp to find thrift stores and flea markets in your neck of the woods.

Buy on Etsy

 

2. Levi’s Dark Wash

If you love the look of dark denim, check out the dark wash selection on eBay.

Used Levi's

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3. Black Levi’s Jeans

And for those of you who believe black will always be the new black, you need to own at least one pair of black Levi’s jeans. (I’m one of you. :o)

Black Levi's JeansBuy now on eBay

 

4. Levi’s Bell Bottoms

It wasn’t until writing this post that I had the powerful urge to wear some bell bottom jeans again. Suddenly, I feel like my wardrobe is incomplete. And vintage Levi’s bell bottoms are in the upper echelons of hip.

Vintage Levi's Bell BottomsBuy on Etsy

 

5. More Cool Denim Bell Bottoms

But there are other cool denim bell bottoms! This pair is so badass, I envy the person who makes them her own.

Vintage Bell Bottom JeansBuy now on eBay

 

6. Vintage Wrangler Jeans

Wrangler jeans fit slim on the hips, and with their notable “W” embroidered on the pockets, Wranglers are definitely western wear denim. I always liked Wrangler because when I’d drive through Wyoming and Utah while traveling back and forth from California to visit my family in Colorado, it always seemed like the real cowboys wore Wranglers. While they’re not as easy to find as vintage Levi’s, you can definitely find some great used Wrangler jeans on eBay or Etsy.

Vintage Wrangler JeansBuy now on eBay

 

7. Tall Cuff, High Waisted Jeans

This looks is super cute, and the subtle crease in these jeans makes them even cooler.

Vintage Wrangler JeansBuy on Etsy

 

8. Vintage Lee Jeans

Like Levi’s, I salute Lee for creating different cuts of jeans to fit a variety of body types. If you like a higher waist, and the mom jeans look, you’ll be able to find it in vintage Lees.

Vintage Lee JeansBuy now on eBay

 

9. Calvin Klein Vintage Jeans

I sold some stuff for my mom on eBay when she was downsizing and it was her vintage Calvin Klein that got snatched up in no time. A Rocky Mountain Girl at heart, my mom had a ton of really cool western wear, including a sweet Calvin Klein denim jacket and jeans. If you like the sexy, slightly high-waisted look, you can find it in a pair of Calvins.

Vintage Calvin Klein Jeans

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10. Baggy Jeans

Baggy jeans dominated the 80s, and they’ve never gone out of style. This pair is by Calvin Klein.

Pre-Owned Calvin Klein Baggy Jeans

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11. Bedazzled Jeans

These remind me of childhood. They put joy into my heart.

Gloria Vanderbilt Vintage Jeans

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12. Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans

Another iconic brand from the era of disco and designer jeans, Gloria Vanderbilt jeans are a little harder to come by, but with a bit of searching, you’ll find the perfect pair. Gloria always focused on creating styles to fit different body shapes, and this is one of the reasons women loved her jeans. Etsy is one of the best sources I found for vintage Glorias, but you can also find some on eBay.

Gloria Vanderbilt Vintage Jeans

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13. Vintage Jordache Jeans

Started in 1969, Jordache is another brand that dominated the disco era with its sexy designer jeans. My friends and I would wear our Jordaches so tight that we had to lay down on the bed to zip them up. This was the time before designers started to mercifully add a little spandex to the denim. Both eBay and Etsy have a great selection of vintage Jordache, and if you like a higher waist, this brand will fit the bill.

Vintage Jordache JeansBuy now on eBay

 

14. Denim Knickers and Capris

I really like this look! Whether you find some vintage denim knickers or capris, or you make your own, this is a great denim look for spring and summer.

Vintage Jordache KnickersBuy on Etsy

 

15. High Waisted Jeans

Surf and City Recycled Jeans

Surf and the City is one of the best shops I found on Etsy for great vintage denim. You’ll find a lot of cute high-waisted style, cutoffs, and more.

Buy on Etsy

 

Vintage Denim Shorts

16. Denim Shorts

Whether you like to wear ‘em Daisy Duke’s-style short and split up the sides or knee-length like a hillbilly, everyone should own at least one pair of denim shorts.

Denim Shorts

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17. Cutoffs

One of the best parts about vintage cutoffs is that they’re easy to find. Either buy them pre-cut or make your own. Los Angeles, California-based Valley Denim is a great source.

Valley Denim CutoffsBuy on Etsy

 

Vintage Denim Jackets

18. Levi’s Vintage Denim Jackets

Whether you’re looking for a light stonewashed Levi’s jacket or a dark wash, you can find some great vintage Levi’s denim jackets on both eBay and Etsy. I like eBay’s search functionality in particular because you can filter by size, which might be the most frustrating part about buying vintage clothing online. Also, the most reputable sellers will accept returns, which is always a plus when you’re buying anything online, especially vintage clothing.

Levi's Denim JacketsBuy on Etsy

 

19. Retro Levi’s Sherpa Jackets

Levi's Denim Sherpa JacketBuy now on eBay

 

20. Wrangler Denim Jackets

Both Etsy and have a great selection of recycled Wrangler denim jackets. If you like the Western look, Wrangler is the brand for you.

Wrangler Denim JacketsBuy now on eBay

 

21. Dark Wash Wrangler Denim Jackets

Nashville, Tennessee-based Freakshow Rodeo is a vintage shop that specializes in all things cowboy and western wear. In addition to some special denim pieces, you can find cowboy shirts, cowboy boots, belt buckles, Kenny Rogers t-shirts, and the like.

Vintage Wrangler Denim JacketsBuy on Etsy

 

22. Black Denim Jackets

Black denim will always be cool. Even when stonewashed and acid washed dominated the scene, I do believe that black denim was still cooler. Check out the vintage shop Masval Vintage for black denim and other special pieces.

Black Denim Jacket

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23. Stonewashed Denim Jackets

Shop Exile has a bunch of pre-0wned jeans and jackets, plus some other cute pieces, including vintage rompers, overalls, and more.

Stonewashed Black Denim Jacket

Buy on Etsy

 

24. Denim Wide Lapel Blazers

It’s not easy to find the perfect one, but if you can find a pre-owned denim blazer with a cool cut and a good fit, you’ve got it made.

Denim BlazersBuy on Etsy

 

25. Denim Suit Blazers

Men's Denim BlazerBuy now on eBay

 

26. Carhartt Oversized Denim Jackets

Carhartt has hip hop to thank for a total resurgence in their traditional workwear brand. If you love a big boxy denim jacket, Carhartt is your brand. Carhartt also has some really cool vintage denim vests, carpenter pants, and overalls.

Oversized Denim JacketsBuy on Etsy

 

27. Carhartt Hooded Denim Jackets

Carhartt Hooded Denim Jackets

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28. Denim Motorcycle Jackets

Specializing in 70s vintage clothing, Junk Deluxe Retro is a great used clothing shop I found on Etsy. You’ll find a good selection of pre-owned jackets and other vintage items here.

Vintage Denim Motorcycle Jacket
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Vintage Denim Shirts

I have to give a ton of credit to my rediscovery of vintage denim to the band Blackberry Smoke. Maybe it’s my Texas and Colorado roots, but at the end of the day, I’m a twangy music gal at heart – loving country, folk, and Southern rock, and this band has it all. They’re just so cool and so sincere, and yep, these boys know how to wear vintage denim.

Check Charlie Starr’s denim shirt in this vid:

Once again, Etsy and eBay are great sources for really cool vintage denim shirts. And occasionally you can find some real gems in your local thrift store.

 

29. Denim Cowboy Shirts

Denim Shirts

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30. Denim Western Shirts

Vintage Denim Cowboy Shirts

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31. Denim Work Shirts

If you love the 90s, Repeat Fashion Store is the shop for you. They specialize in use 90s apparel and have some cool blue work shirts and other denim threads.

Denim Work Shirts
Buy on Etsy

 

Vintage Denim Vests

32. Denim Vests

Can you wear too much denim? I don’t think so. The perfect addition to your denim jacket and jeans or blue work skirt is a denim vest. But if you don’t want to go three-piece denim, vests look great with skirts and dark colored pants as well.

Vintage Denim VestsBuy now on eBay

 

33. Cropped Denim Vests

Vintage Denim Vest

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Vintage Denim Overalls

I’m not sure if overalls ever went out of style (or if they were ever really in style either), though the 80s band Dexy’s Midnight Runners definitely brought them into the spotlight.

Loose and baggie so you look like you’re wearing a blue potato sack with straps? Never mind! That’s what belts are for!

Here are vintage denim overalls in action in Dexy’s epic “Come on Eileen” video – harkening to the days before YouTube when MTV was all the rage.

 

34. Vintage Oshkosh Overalls

Oshkosh is to overalls is what Levi’s is to jeans: If aliens came down and asked you what overalls are, you would have to show them a pair of Oshkoshes.

Vintage Oshkosh OverallsBuy now on eBay

 

35. Overall Shorts

Overall ShortsBuy on Etsy

 

Vintage Denim Skirts

36. A-Line Denim Skirts

Legend has it that the first denim skirts were made by hippie chicks of the ‘70s who cut open the legs of their bell bottom jeans and added a denim triangle to create a perfect A-line skirt. Whether it’s a vintage denim maxi skirt, a mini, or something knee-length and flowy, you can’t go wrong with a denim skirt.

A-Line Full Denim SkirtBuy on Etsy

 

37. Short Denim Skirts

Denim Skirts

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Vintage Denim Dresses

38. Denim Sundresses

Paperdoll Vintage is a great used clothing shop on Etsy that has a variety of dresses.

Vintage Denim SundressBuy on Etsy

 

39. Long Denim Dresses

I’m partial to halter dresses, so I think I’m going to run now and see if this beauty is still available. See ya’ll in blue! :o)

Vintage Denim DressesBuy now on eBay

 

Offline Vintage Denim

Thrift Store
Photo: U.S. Library of Congress.

Sometimes the best place to find vintage denim is in your own neighborhood. And supporting local merchants in your own hood or on your travels is always a noble pursuit. So, be sure to check Yelp or Google to find your local Goodwill and thrift stores. Here’s to finding your perfect form of self-expression in denim!

 

36 Brands that Make Organic Cotton and Eco-Friendly Pajamas

Organic Cotton and Eco-Friendly Sleepwear
When you lay down to rest your weary head and body, do you do so in a way that’s gentle on the Earth and your skin? Opting for eco-friendly sleepwear, such as organic cotton pajamas, is a simple way that you can lessen the chemical impact on our environment, on insects that support life on our planet, as well as workers and your own skin.

For this post, there’s a big focus on organic cotton pajamas. The reason for this, as I wrote about in my post “Organic Cotton vs. Non-Organic Cotton,” is that the cultivation of commercially grown cotton uses a ton of pesticides and insecticides. Just over 2 percent of the world’s crop land is planted with cotton yet cotton accounts for 24 percent of the insecticides and 11 percent of the pesticides used globally. So, on UniGuide, I always like to promote organically grown cotton.

In addition to organic cotton, you’ll find some natural linen pajamas in this post. Linen is like hemp in a number of ways. It’s been used to make garments for thousands of years and it’s natural, breathable, and naturally antimicrobial. Plus, it gets softer with age.

You’ll see a few PJs made synthetic materials in this post, such as lyocell, or the brand name Tencel. Unlike traditionally-made rayon, including many types of rayon made with bamboo fibers, Tencel is an eco-friendly material. It’s made with sustainably sourced wood that’s processed in a way that recovers chemicals used in the production process. Tencel also used less water and less energy in its production process than even cotton.

With this in mind, I hope your dreams are even sweeter as you snuggle down in some of these eco-friendly pajamas.

Women’s Pajamas

Women’s Night Gowns

Women’s Robes

Men’s Pajamas

Men’s Robes

 

Women’s Pajamas

1. Victorian-Inspired Ladies’ Organic Cotton Pajama Set

Victorian-Inspired Ladies’ Organic Cotton Pajama Set

These super cute women’s PJs, by Madde Nightwear, are inspired by Victorian-era ladies’ undies. These sweet pajamas are handmade to order, so be sure to order them in certified organic cotton.

Price: ~$91.64

Buy on Etsy

 

2. Vintage-Inspired 1880s French Onesie PJs

Vintage-Inspired 1880s French Onesie PJs

Another lovely vintage-inspired pajama set from Madde Nightwear, this onesie was inspired by turn of the century French pajamas. Madde’s sleepwear is made to order, so be sure to request your French onesie to be made with organic cotton.

Price: ~$103.24

Buy on Etsy

 

3. Ladies’ Tencel Pajama Set with Shorts by Gilligan O’Malley

Ladies’ Tencel Pajama Set with Shorts by Gilligan O’Malley

Gilligan & O’Malley designed this cute ladies’ pajama set in eco-friendly Tencel fabric. Tencel is breathable and soft against your skin. This two-piece pajama set has a long-sleeved, button-down top and cute shorts that have an elastic waist band.

Available colors: almond, light blue, and pink multi

Price: ~$19.49 – $19.99

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4. Sandmaiden Sleepwear Organic Cotton Ladies’ Pajama Set with Pants

4. Sandmaiden Sleepwear Organic Cotton Ladies’ Pajama Set with Pants

Sandmaiden Sleepwear makes lovely women’s pajamas, loungewear and lingerie in eco-friendly materials. This two-piece pajama set is handmade to order in organic cotton jersey.

Be sure to visit Sandmaiden’s Etsy shop to see more of their uber feminine designs.

Price: $154.00

Buy on Etsy

 

5. Women’s Sexy Pajama Set in Organic Cotton

Women’s Sexy Pajama Set in Organic Cotton

This sexy two-piece pajama set can be worn as lingerie or when you’re off to lala land. It’s made with organic cotton. See more coordinating pieces in Sandmaiden Sleepwear’s Etsy store.

Available colors: charcoal, navy, blush, ivory, and black

Sandmaiden Sleepwear Color Chart

Price: $140.00

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6. Women’s Organic Cotton Halter Top Pajama Set

Women’s Organic Cotton Halter Top Pajama Set

This cute, eco-friendly pajama set is made with organic cotton. It features a comfortable haler neck and matching pajama pants. Intimate Stories is another brand that makes luxurious sleepwear in eco-friendly materials.

Price: ~$78.00

Buy on Etsy

 

7. Ladies’ Thermal Long Johns Set in Tencel

Ladies’ Thermal Long Johns Set in TencelFor those chilly nights after a day of playing in the snow, take a look at these ladies’ thermal long johns made with 95% Tencel and 5% Elastane, for fitted stretch and comfort.

Available colors: black or gray

Price: ~$29.99 – $32.99

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8. Organic Cotton Ladies’ T-Shirt and Shorts PJ Set

Organic Cotton Ladies’ T-Shirt and Shorts PJ Set

For an ultra-comfortable night’s sleep, this simple pajama set will fit the bill. Cliveden makes their eco-friendly sleepwear in their workshop in Perth, Australia.

This set is available in other color combinations.

Price: ~$66.00 – $73.00

Buy on Etsy

 

9. Sweet Skins Organic Cotton Bralette

Sweet Skins Organic Cotton Bralette

If you like a little support when you sleep, this eco-friendly bralette by Sweet Skins is the perfect piece to include in your pajama drawer. It’s made with soft hemp and organic cotton jersey, plus a little Lycra for stretch.

This bralette is made with salvages materials from Sweet Skins clothing line. I feature more of their styles in my post on hemp clothing and eco-friendly hoodies.

Sweet Skins uses low-impact dyes on their fabrics.

Available colors: lavender, off-white, black, rose, brown, and plum

Price: ~$36.00

Buy on Etsy

 

10. Sexy Sleep Shorts by Larkspur LA

Sexy Sleep Shorts by Larkspur LA
The sexy sleep shorts are as comfy as they are irresistible. Super breathable, they’re made with sheer 100% organic cotton voile.

Available colors: white and blue

Price: ~$42.00

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11. Organic Cotton PJ Shorts by Cliveden

Organic Cotton PJ Shorts by Cliveden

For warm nights, these soft organic cotton jersey shorts are the perfect addition to your PJ drawer. You can buy these separately, or as a pajama set as featured above by Cliveden.

Price: ~$36.71

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12. Women’s Organic Cotton Pajama Pants by Body4Real

Women’s Organic Cotton Pajama Pants by Body4Real

These comfy pajama pants by Body4Real have it all. They’re 100% organic and Fair Trade, plus they’re PETA Approved vegan. Eco-friendly fabric like this is perfect for sensitive skin because it’s soft and hypoallergenic.

Price: ~$42.75

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13. Unisex Hemp and Organic Cotton Pajama Pants

Unisex Hemp and Organic Cotton Pajama Pants

These versatile drawstring pants are made with soft hemp and organic cotton jersey. Perfect for sleeping, doing yoga, dancing, lounging, or all of the above, these eco pants are cut loosely and will fit both guys and gals.

These PJ pants are dyed with vegetable-based inks and available in multiple colors.

XUSA Color Chart

Price: ~$70.00

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Women’s Night Gowns

14. Sandmaiden Sleepwear Organic Cotton Nighty

Sandmaiden Sleepwear Organic Cotton Nighty

Another lovely piece by Sandmaiden Sleepwear, this organic cotton nighty features a plunging V-neck and lace detail. It has adjustable crisscross straps and the length hits just above the knee. All of Sandmaiden Sleepwear’s designs are handmade in the USA.

Price: ~$92.00

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15. Eco-Friendly Organic Cotton Nightie

Eco-Friendly Organic Cotton Nightie

This soft nighty can also serve as a slip. It’s made with 95% organic cotton and 5% spandex for a bit of stretch. The finished length is about 27″ at center back.

Ivory with multiple lace colors available, including black, ivory, beige, brown, light pink, and purple

Price: ~$78.00

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16. Ethically-Made, Sustainable Linen Nightdress

Ethically-Made, Sustainable Linen Nightdress

Cozy Blue Linen creates ethically-made, sustainable sleepwear and clothing in their workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania.

This lightweight nighty is handmade to order with all-natural, eco-friendly linen.

Available in multiple colors

Linen Sleepwear Color Chart

Price: ~$62.00

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17. Women’s GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Long Sleeve Night Gown

Women’s GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Long Sleeve Night Gown

For those nights when you just want to put on something cozy, here’s a long sleeved, full-length night gown in 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

Noctu creates Fair Trade certified sleepwear made with organic cotton in Bath, UK.

Price: ~$81.60

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18. Scoop Neck Night Gown in Organic Cotton

Scoop Neck Night Gown in Organic Cotton

Here’s another comfy night gown in 100% certified organic cotton jersey. This design is by eco-conscious sleepwear company Cliveden.

Available colors: gray or white

Price: ~$66.12

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19. Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade Swing Nightie

Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade Swing Nightie

This cute swing nighty is made with Fair Trade certified, 100% GOTS certified organic cotton jersey.

Available in multiple colors

Price: ~$61.20

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Women’s Robes

20. GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Bathrobe with Hood

GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Bathrobe with Hood

This snuggly bathrobe is made with 100% GOTS certified cotton. Made with soft Turkish terry cloth, the hem hits at your ankles, plus it has a loose hood. It’s perfect for trips back and forth from the hot tub on a winter’s night, or just snuggling up on the couch after a long day or a touch workout.

Available colors: light blue, navy blue, red wine, rose, ivory, and white

Price: ~$68.95 – $76.95

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21. Women’s OEKO-TEX Certified Organic Cotton Robe

Women's OEKO-TEX Certified Organic Cotton Robe

For a more fitted robe that hits just below the knee, there’s this luxurious ladies’ robe in 100% certified organic cotton terry cloth.

Available colors: black, rose, plum, sage green, and white

Price: ~$29.99 – $32.99

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22. Kimono Bath Robe in Organic Cotton

Kimono Bath Robe in Organic Cotton

This gorgeous kimono-style robe is made with lightweight 100% organic cotton. It features two room front pockets and a belt with belt loops. See more patterns and designs in Susannah Cotton’s Etsy store.

Price: ~$81.53

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23. Eco-Friendly, OEKO Certified Linen Bathrobe

Eco-Friendly, OEKO Certified Linen Bathrobe

Made with Turkish cotton and organic linen, this eco-friendly robe is soft and lightweight.

Price: ~$169.99

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24. Linen Kimono Bath Robe

Linen Kimono Bath Robe
Another timeless sleepwear piece made with eco-friendly, organic linen, this lightweight, knee length robe is handmade to order.

Price: ~$87.97

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Men’s Pajamas

25. Men’s GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Night Shirt

Men’s GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Night Shirt

This men’s night shirt is made by Noctu in soft, Fair Trade certified and GOTS certified organic cotton jersey.

A socially conscious brand, Noctu’s entire line of eco-friendly sleepwear is Fair Trade certified and made with organic cotton.

Price: ~$61.20

Buy on Etsy

 

26. Men’s Tencel Long Johns Set

Men’s Tencel Long Johns Set

Perfect for camping, sleeping, and cold winter nights, these eco-friendly long johns are made with breathable Tencel blended with 5% Spandex for four-way stretch. Tencel will keep you warm when it’s cold, but it’s also lightweight and breathable and will wick moisture from your skin.

Available colors: gray and black

Price: ~$29.99

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27. Men’s Linen Pajama Set

Men’s Linen Pajama Set

This classic men’s pajama set is made with Earth-friendly unbleached linen. Breathable and naturally anti-microbial, linen is stronger than cotton but softens over time with wear. These men’s pajamas are custom made to order for the perfect fit.

Men’s Linen Pajama Pants

Price: ~$129.00

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28. Men’s Sustainable PJ Set in Linen

Men’s Sustainable PJ Set in Linen

As their name implies, Linensy makes sleepwear and clothing from eco-friendly, sustainable linen.

This men’s pajama set is handmade with stonewashed, 100% organic linen.

Price: ~$149.58

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29. prAna Men’s Hemp Lounge Pants

prAna Men’s Hemp Lounge Pants

These comfortable lounge pants are soft enough to sleep in. They’re made with a hemp and recycled polyester blend fabric. The elastic waist band also has a drawstring for a comfortable fit.

Price: ~$47.05 – $146.99

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30. Men’s Eco-Friendly Lounge Shorts by prAna

Men’s Eco-Friendly Lounge Shorts by prAna

Here’s the shorts equivalent of prAna’s hemp and recycled polyester lounge pants. These are perfect for travel and warm summer nights.

Price: ~$29.88 – $126.40

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31. Soul Role Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Jersey Yoga Shorts

Soul Role Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Jersey Yoga Shorts

These lightweight organic cotton jersey shorts are perfect for rolling out of bed and right into your yoga routine. These shorts were inspired by a personal request from a Bikram yoga teacher.

You can see more of Soul Role’s designs in my posts on hemp clothing and eco-friendly hoodies.

Available in gray, black, orange, red, brown, navy blue, teal blue, light blue, forest green, Kelly green, olive green, and purple

Soul Role Color Chart

Price: ~$82.00

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32. Soul Role’s Men’s Organic Cotton Lounge Pants

Soul Role’s Men’s Organic Cotton Lounge Pants

Another great design by Soul Role, these men’s yoga pants are made with soft, stretchy organic cotton jersey. They’re perfect for yoga, lounging, or sleeping.

Price: ~$99.00

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33. Men’s Organic Cotton Pajama Pants by Body4Real

Men’s Organic Cotton Pajama Pants by Body4Real

Body4Real’s men’s pajama pants check all of the boxes. They’re PETA Approved vegan, Fair Trade, and 100% organic cotton that’s free of chemicals and dyes. These pajama pants are great for anyone with allergies of sensitive skin.

Price: ~$42.75

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34. Men’s Organic Cotton Pajama Shorts by Body4Real

Men’s Organic Cotton Pajama Shorts by Body4Real

For warm summer nights, here is the shorts version of Body4Real’s eco-friendly men’s pajamas. They’re also PETA Approved vegan, Fair Trade, and 100% organic.

Price: ~$35.25

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Men’s Robes

35. Men’s Linen OEKO TEX Certified Waffle Robe

Men’s Linen OEKO TEX Certified Waffle Robe

This luxurious robe is made with soft, waffle textured organic linen that’s OEKO TEX certified. Hitting just below the knee, it has patch pockets and a convenient tie belt.

Price: ~$133.40

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36. Organic Cotton Turkish Robe

Organic Cotton Turkish Robe
Made with plush Turkish organic cotton, this terry batch robe makes the perfect gift or staple in your own sleepwear wardrobe.

Price: ~$179.00

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23 Brands that Make Eco-Friendly and Vegan Backpacks

Eco-Friendly and Vegan Backpack Brands
Whether you’re looking for an eco-friendly backpack that you can take hiking or a dressier vegan backpack for work, here are some styles from the best brands that will suite your needs.

There are faux leather backpacks and others made with sustainable natural materials, such as hemp, cork, and jute. Plus, there are as a number of styles made with recycled materials, including recycled plastic bottles. You’ll be sure to find the perfect cruelty-free, eco backpack to fit your needs.

 

1. MATT & NAT Stylish Vegan Backpacks

MATT & NAT Stylish Vegan Backpacks

Multiple colors: fire red, dark red, lavender pink, black, sage green, tan, white, and bone

MATT & NAT’s vegan backpacks, handbags, shoes, and other accessories are redefining how the fashion industry views luxury style. Completely cruelty-free from their origins, MATT & NAT also focuses on making their products in the least environmentally harmful way possible.

The name MATT & NAT is derived from the words “materials” and “nature.” And as the origins of their name implies, MATT & NAT uses natural, plantbased, and recycled materials in their designs whenever possible. Natural materials include cork and natural rubber; and recycled materials include recycled nylon and recycled rubber.

MATT & NAT offers so many lovely faux leather backpacks that it was impossible for me to pick a favorite. So, be sure to visit to their Amazon store to see their collection.

MATT & NAT MIni Vegan Faux Leather Backpacks

MATT & NAT’s faux leather backpacks are available in a variety of colors, including fire red, dark red, lavender pink, black, sage green, tan, white, and bone.

To see MATT & NAT’s stylish handbags, check out my post on vegan purses.

Price: ~$69.00 – $195.00

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2. Eco Backpacks Made with Recycled Plastic Bottles

Eco Backpacks Made with Recycled Plastic Bottles
Johnny Urban is a brand that makes a variety of vegan backpacks that are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The straps are vegan faux leather and the material is water resistant.

These backpacks have magnetic snap fasteners and a zipper pocket under the front flap. Plus, there’s a padded compartment for your laptop.
Measurements: 17.7” x 12.2” x 4.7”

Eco-Friendly Backpacks Made with Recycled Plastic Bottles

Price: ~$29.95 – $49.95

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3. Eco-Friendly Backpacks by Ecogear

Eco-Friendly and Vegan Backpacks by EcogearEcogear is another brand that makes great backpacks out of 100% recycled materials. This backpack is perfect for business trips or recreational travel. It has cushioned shoulder straps and a padded compartment for your laptop. It will fit a 15” laptop.

There are also two internal zip pockets and seven outside zippered compartments.

This pack measures 18.5″ long x 13″ wide x 8″ deep.

See more Ecogear backpacks in their Amazon store.

Price: ~$49.99

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4. Ecogear Eco Hiking Backpack

Ecogear Eco Hiking BackpackAnother great recycled backpack by Ecogear, this pack is perfect for hiking and other adventures. It has an adjustable hip belt and shoulder straps to get the perfect fit, plus there’s a back venting system for airflow.

It measures 26″ long x 13″ wide x 9.5″ deep.

Price: ~$69.27

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5. Patagonia Refugio Recycled Backpack

Patagonia Refugio Recycled BackpackFor over four decades, Patagonia has been producing super high-quality products that are infused with environmental consciousness and low-impact materials. Their Refugio backpack, which is made with recycled nylon and recycled polyester, is no exception.

This backpack is perfect for hiking or treks in the urban jungle. It has a large inner compartment with a padded sleeve to hold your laptop, as well as other compartments to keep things organized.

Price: ~$99.00

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6. Fjallraven Recyclable Plastic Bottles Pack

Fjallraven Recycled Plastic Bottles PackThis minimalist convertible pack can be worn as a backpack or carried by its sturdy handles. It’s also made with recycled plastic. Each Fjallraven backpack keeps 11 plastic water bottles out of the landfill.

Fjallraven Recycled Plastic Bottles Pack

This eco backpack measures 14.9″ x 10.6″ x 5.1″.

Price: ~$89.95

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7. ChicoBag Recycled PET Plastic Rucksack

ChicoBag Recyled PET Plastic RucksackIf you’re looking for a compact daypack that’s also eco-friendly, check out this rucksack by ChicoBag. It’s made with a durable ripstop fabric that’s made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, which is lightweight and washable.

This rucksack has an adjustable sternum strap and padded, adjustable, and breathable shoulder straps. It comes with a carabiner, so you can attach the pack to another backpack or your luggage. It’s also set up to hold a hydration pack, so you can add a liquid reservoir and stay hydrated on the go.

Available colors: red, black, blue, and gray

Price: ~$29.73

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8. Alchemy Goods Recycled Tire Inner Tubes Backpack

Alchemy Goods Recycled Tire Inner Tubes BackpackAlchemy Goods hand makes cool bags and accessories out of reclaimed bicycle inner tubes in their workshop in Seattle, Washington. To date, they’ve kept over 500,000 inner tubes out of the landfill. This practically waterproof backpack has two easy-access exterior zipper pockets and two inside pockets. Plus, it has a padded laptop sleeve that will easily hold a 15″ laptop. In addition, it has adjustable, padded shoulder straps.

All of Alchemy Goods’ products come with limited lifetime warranty.

Measurements: 18” x 12” x 4.5”

Price: ~$178.00

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9. Recycled Newsprint Backpack by Upcycling by Milo

Recycled Newsprint Backpack by Upcycling by MiloUpcycling by Milo makes unique accessories from a wide variety of reclaimed materials, including candy wrappers, old prints, vinyl records, and billboards.

This eco backpack is 100% vegan and made with upcycled newspaper. The newspaper is cut into strips and then laminated to protect the print and your belongings inside.

This backpack has two internal pockets, including one for your phone and a zipper pocket for other valuables. It has a magnetic closure.

You can order this cute backpack in small or large:

  • The small size measures 9.7″ wide x 10.8″ tall x 4.8″ deep.
  • And the large measures 11.4″ wide x 12.6” tall x4.8″ deep.

You can see more unique designs by Upcycling by Milo in my posts about eco-friendly messenger bags and iPad mini covers.

Price: ~$120.00

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10. Recycled Sheet Music Knapsack

Recycled Sheet Music Knapsack Another unique design by Upcycling by Milo, this vegan-friendly backpack is made with upcycled sheet music.

It’s also available in small and large sizes.

  • The small size measures 9.7″ wide x 10.8″ tall x 4.8″ deep.
  • And the large measures 11.4″ wide x 12.6” tall x4.8″ deep.

Price: ~$120.00

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11. Piñatex Pineapple Leather Knapsack by Maravillas Bags

Vegan Pineapple Leather Backpack by Maravillas Bags

Maravillas hand makes sustainable handbags in their workshop in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (They do create some styles in traditional leather, so be sure to look for the designs that are made with 100% vegan and sustainable materials.)

This stylish backpack is made with eco-friendly, sustainable, and vegan Piñatex pineapple leather.

It measures 12.6” tall x 10.6” wide x 6.7” deep.

You can see more accessories and shoes made with pineapple leather in my post about Piñatex.

And you can see purses by Maravillas in my post about vegan handbags.

Price: ~$226.14

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12. Piñatex Pineapple Leather Backpack by Maniwala

Piñatex Pineapple Leather Backpack by Maniwala

Maniwala is another stylish brand that makes stylish backpacks and other accessories with sustainable Piñatex. This vegan-friendly backpack is ethically made in the U.S.A. It’s lined with organic hemp and is 100% plastic-free. It has two interior pockets and will hold a 13” laptop.

Piñatex Pineapple Leather Vegan Backpack by ManiwalaMeasurements: 14.5″ tall x 14” wide x 6” deep

Maniwala also makes a laptop sleeve with Piñatex, which you can see in my post about vegan and eco-friendly laptop cases.

Price: ~$226.14

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13. Haiku Recycled Bottles Convertible Backpack

Haiku Recycled Bottles Convertible Backpack

This eco-friendly backpack by Haiku is made with 100% recycled plastic bottles. Your purchase keeps 17 plastic bottles from the entering the landfill or polluting the ocean. This backpack can be converted into a crossbody messenger bag. It has two outside pockets, which will fit your reusable water bottle and other items. Plus, there’s an interior pocket that will hold a tablet computer.

This backpack measures 10″ tall x 9.5″ wide.

Available colors: red, black, black with white detail, blue, teal, and gray

Price: ~$64.99

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14. Recycled Firefighter Backpack

Recycled Firefighter Backpack
For a cool, rugged look, check out this backpack made with reclaimed authentic firefighter turnout gear. And just in case you think you’ll get soot on you if you wear this -pack, no worries – the material has been thoroughly cleaned.

This firefighter rucksack has a wide opening and pockets on the front and sides. Plus, it has an inside pocket and a snap enclosure. You can get it customized with your name or other message on the name plate. Each bag is handmade and one-of-a-kind.

Measurements: 17″ x 15″ x 5″

To see more cool items made from recycled firefighter gear, check out my posts on vegan dog collars and wallets.

Price: ~$135.00

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15. Dime Bags Pure Hemp Backpack

Dime Bags Pure Hemp Backpack

Dime Bags makes Earth-friendly and vegan bags with pure hemp. This hemp backpack has adjustable side straps and contoured shoulder straps to create a comfortable fit. It has four different compartments plus two holders for your reusable water bottles.

This eco-friendly and vegan backpack also comes with a removable pouch that doesn’t release odors to hold secret things. You can also remove the Velcro label to be a little more incognito.

Dime Bags Pure Hemp RucksacksAvailable colors: black, brown, white, heather black, Kelly green, olive green, royal blue, turquoise blue, or hot pink

Measurements: 18” x 11” x 7”

To see more pure hemp bags from Dime Bags, check out my posts on messenger bags and vegan handbags.

Price: ~$77.00

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16. Dime Bags Mini Hemp Knapsack

Dime Bags Mini Hemp KnapsackIf you’re looking for a cute mini backpack, this pure hemp style from Dime Bags will fit the bill. It has adjustable side straps and contoured shoulder straps to get the perfect fit, plus a handy top handle.

There’s an outside zipper pocket and an inner a secret pocket, plus internal organizers in the main compartment. And you can also remove the Velcro label to be more incognito.

Dime Bags Mini Hemp Backpacks

Available colors: black, brown, heather black, olive green, turquoise blue, or hot pink

Measurements: 8” x 3” x 9” inches

To see more pure hemp accessories from Dime Bags, check out my posts on vegan handbags and vegan wallets.

Price: ~$38.50

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17. Recycled Jute Rice Bag Backpack

Recycled Jute Rice Bag BackpackThis unique backpack is made with recycled jute rice bags. Each bag is handmade and one-of-a-kind. It has a top flap and is fully lined. There are three outside pockets that have button closures and adjustable straps. There’s also a back loop on the pack, so you can hang it up.

Price: ~$24.95

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18. Corkor Cork Leather Vegan Backpack

Corkor Cork Leather Vegan BackpackCorkor is an environmentally-conscious brand that makes a line of high-quality, stylish vegan accessories from all-natural and sustainable cork.

The Corkor team are advocates for animal welfare and protecting the planet. I love this brand because they’re truly breaking ground in the fashion and accessories world by showing that you don’t need something to be made of animal skin to be sleek and high-quality.

Corkor’s non-leather backpacks are made in Portugal by local artisans. They are eco-friendly, ethical, and PETA Approved Vegan.

Corkor Cork Leather Vegan Backpack
To see more sustainable accessories from Corkor, check out my posts on vegan belts and eco-friendly messenger bags.

Price: ~$154.50

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19. Cork Mini Backpack with Flowers

Cork Mini Backpack with Flowers

This cute backpack is 100% vegan and is made with eco-friendly and sustainable cork. It has a cotton lining, adjustable straps, and a thumb-catch closure.

Cork Mini Backpack with Flowers on GirlMeasurements: 15” x 13.4” x 3”

Price: ~$90.46

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20. Block Stripes Cork Backpack

Block Stripes Cork BackpackThis stylish mini backpack is also made with eco-friendly cork. Cork bark is a sustainable material that does not harm the tree when it’s harvested. In fact, harvesting the cork enable the tree to absorb even more CO2 from the atmosphere. Cork forests are also home to a number of endangered species, so purchasing products made from cork helps to ensure that cork forests are not cut down.

Measurements: 11.4” x 9.4”

Price: ~$99.68

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21. Colorful Mini Cork Backpack

Colorful Mini Cork Backpack

This cute backpack has a lovely mix of natural vegan cork leather with flecks of color. It has adjustable cork straps, a zipper closure, plus a convenient top handle. This mini backpack is also waterproof.

Colorful Mini Cork Backpack on WomanMeasurements: 9.6” x 7.5”

Price: ~$65.00

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22. Black Vegan Cork Backpack

Black Vegan Cork Backpack

This versatile and stylish black backpack is made with sustainable and natural cork. It’s waterproof, so will protect your belongings on rainy days. The main compartment has snap closure, plus there’s a front compartment with a zipper closure. And there are other pockets and sections to keep your things organized.

Measurements: 17” x 12.2” x 4.7”

Price: ~$99.68

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23. Unique Embroidered Backpacks

Unique Embroidered Backpacks

If you love color and ornate designs, check out these embroidered backpacks by Goodhan. The embroidery is on cotton canvas. These pretty backpacks come in a variety of colors.

Measurements: 11.4’ x 9” x 5”

Price: ~$29.99

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20 Unique Laptop Messenger Bags in Faux Leather, Hemp, Recycled Materials and More

The Best Laptop Messenger Bags

Why settle for a boring leather briefcase or messenger bag when you can have one that’s unique, colorful, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free? Here are the best laptop messenger bags on the market! What makes them so special? They’re well-made, they’re total standouts, and they’re made with cutting edge materials, like vegan faux leather, hemp, recycled plastic, and more. After all, you should have a messenger bag that’s as unique and cool as you are.

 

Faux Leather and Vegan Laptop Messenger Bags

1. MATT & NAT Vegan Faux Leather Briefcase

 MATT & NAT Vegan Faux Leather BriefcaseMATT & NAT’s chic line of shoes and accessories have been 100% vegan since the company was founded in 1995. Their name is derived from the words “materials” and “nature.” And these concepts are interwoven in every product they create, from their vegan briefcases to their handbags, shoes, and other accessories. MATT & NAT say their mission it to help unveil the “humanity, creativity, and positivity found in all of us.”

MATT & NAT infuses eco-friendly principles into their designs by using natural, plantbased, and recycled materials.

This sleek vegan briefcase has an adjustable shoulder strap and 4.5” handles. It measure 16” x 11” x 5”.

Available colors: black, light blue, red, pink, and pale beige

Price: ~$165.00

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2. Red Maus Distressed Faux Leather Messenger Bag

Red Maus Distressed Faux Leather Messenger Bag

Red Maus designs a line of minimalist, vegan purses, messenger bags, and others with distressed faux leather.

This vegan messenger bag has an interior zipper to keep it securely closed, as well as an exterior zipper pocket. It also features a magnetic clasp closure and an adjustable strap.

This messenger bag measures 13” tall x 12” wide x 3.5” deep and it will fit a 14″ laptop.

And don’t let the girl model fool you. This bag makes for the perfect man bag too!

Each bag is made to order and you can select from a variety of colors, including burgundy, red, beige, blue, green, purple, black, dark brown, brown, and golden yellow.

Red Maus Distressed Faux Leather Color Chart

Price: ~$79.00

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3. Canopy Verde Eco and Vegan Messenger Laptop Bag

Canopy Verde Eco and Vegan Messenger Laptop Bag

Known for their stylish vegan handbags, Canopy Verde also makes this special tote with GOTS certified organic cotton and metallic faux leather trim. This bag has a front zippered pocket, wood zip pullers, and wooden “feet” on the bottom to protect the material.

Canopy Verde Eco and Vegan Messenger Laptop Bag with Girl

It measures 10” tall by 14” wide by 5” deep, making it the perfect size for your laptop, tablet, and any other essentials. It has an adjustable shoulder strap and a 5” handle.

Price: ~$159.00

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Cork Laptop Messenger Bags

4. Corkor Cork Briefcases

Corkor Cork Briefcase in Black

Corkor is a fashion forward, eco-conscious brand that creates a range of stylish vegan accessories from all-natural and sustainable cork. The Corkor team are advocates for animals and protecting the environment, and they’re doing their part to help the fashion world become more socially conscious.

These sleek cork briefcases have adjustable, removable straps. And they come with a two-year warranty.

Two sizes are available: 16.9” x 11.8” x 2.75” and 16.1” x 11.4” x 3.9”.

Corkor Cork Briefcases

Available colors: black and brown

Price: ~$159.50 – $195.00

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5. Corkor Cork Messenger Tote

Corkor Cork Messenger Tote

This cute cork tote is perfect for holding your tablet or laptop, plus it has multiple interior pockets for other essentials. It measures 16.9” x 10.6” x 5.9” and it has metal feet that protect the cork leather when you set it down.

Available colors: black, dark brown, red wine, light brown, and natural

Price: ~$144.50

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Hemp Messenger and Laptop Bags

6. Hemp Laptop Messenger Bag with the Eyes of Buddha

Hemp Laptop Messenger Bag with the Eyes of BuddhaHemp, the magical sustainable fiber that’s perfect for many things, including shoes, hats, and clothing. It’s also a great material for messenger bags.

UK Pasal imports eco-friendly hemp accessories that are handmade in Nepal. This Nepalese messenger bag is made with 80% hemp and 20% cotton fabric, and it has the eyes of the Buddha embroidered on the outside flap.

You can wear this bag over your shoulder or across your body with its adjustable strap. The bag is padded, which will keep your laptop and other items safe.

It measures 15.7” x 13” x 3.9”.

Price: ~$41.07

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7. Hemp Laptop Bag in Black or Natural Tan

Hemp Laptop Bag in Black or Natural Tan

Another great bag, this briefcase is made from 80% hemp and 20% cotton. It comes with an adjustable shoulder strap or can be carried with the short handles. It’s also padded for added protection for your computer and other valuables.

It measures 16.5” x 13” x 4.7”.

Available colors: black and natural

Price: ~$51.34

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8. House of Marley Eco-Friendly Messenger Bag

House of Marley Eco-Friendly Messenger Bag A truly functional laptop messenger bag, this design by House of Marley features multiple internal pockets for your laptop, iPad, and other items. And there are convenient external side pockets for your phone, wallet, or other items. It has an adjustable shoulder strap and comfortable top handle.

A truly eco-friendly creation, this bag is made with Marley’s exclusive REWIND fabric, which is a blend of reclaimed hemp, organic cotton, and fibers made from recycled PET plastic water bottles.

It measures 15.7” x 13.8” x 4”.

Price: ~$109.99

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9. Dime Bags Hemp Messenger Bags

Dime Bags Hemp Messenger BagsDime Bags makes unique bags with pure, sustainable hemp. This cute messenger bag has internal and outside pockets to keep everything organized and easy to find. There’s also a soft, padded adjustable shoulder strap. (Shhhh, it also has a secret internal pocket to hold secret things…)

It measures 11” x 3.5” x 10”.

Available colors: gray-black, brown, turquoise, and white

Price: ~$60.50

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10. Zen Canyon Hemp Shoulder Bag

Zen Canyon Hemp Shoulder Bag

Epitomizing boho eco chic, this hemp messenger bag is handmade in Nepal. It features a purple embroidered eternity knot and sweet flowers and vines on the front flap. There’s also a zipper enclosure. In addition to the large main compartment, there’s a hidden zipper pocket to hold your valuables. And it has an extra-long, adjustable strap.

It measures: 12″ x 13″ x 2”.

Price: ~$29.95

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Eco-Friendly Jute Messenger Bags

11. Eco-Friendly Jute Messenger and Record Bag

Eco-Friendly Jute Messenger and Record Bag

This minimalist bag is made with all natural, eco-friendly jute. It’s designed to hold vinyl records, so it makes the perfect gift for a DJ or vintage vinyl collector. Or, it’s a great option for an eco-conscious and vegan laptop or messenger bag.

The shoulder strap can be removed and there are sturdy handles for easy carrying. There are two lined compartments, and magnetic buttons hold the top flap closed.

Hey Jute is a socially conscious accessories brand that contributes a portion of their sales to charities that support underprivileged kids and human rights.

I featured some of Hey Jute’s bags in my post about vegan handbags.

This bag measures: 12.5” x 12.5” x 3”.

Price: ~$76.90

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12. Black and Tan Natural Jute Messenger Tote

Black and Tan Natural Jute Messenger Tote

Another great bag from Hey Jute, this style can be used as a computer bag, a mommy bag, or a carry-on bag for travel. It’s made with all natural, eco-friendly jute. It features a large double zipper, plus magnetic closures on the front pockets.

In addition, there are four outside pockets and a removable, adjustable shoulder strap, plus easy-grip handles.

It measures: 11″ x 16″ x 5″ and the handles are 5”.

Price: ~$76.90

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Recycled and Upcycled Messenger and Laptop Bags

13. Torrain Recycled Rice Bag Shoulder Bags

Torrain Recycled Rice Bag Messenger Bags

 

If you love color, you have to check out Torrain Recycled Bags’ vibrant messenger bags. These cool bags are made with upcycled rice and feed bags, and every one is one-of-a-kind.

Each messenger bag has an adjustable crossbody strap and an overflap that has a snap closure. Plus, there’s a zipper closure to keep your valuables safe. There are interior pockets hold your valuables and the linings are made with recycled plastic bottles.

Torrain Recycled Rice Bag Shoulder Bags

These bags measures 12.5″ tall x 15.5″ wide x 2.5″ deep.

Price: ~$42.00

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14. Upcycling by Milo Vintage Prints Laptop Bag

Upcycling by Milo Vintage Prints Laptop BagUpcycling by Milo makes vibrant accessories from an array of reclaimed materials, including vinyl records, billboards, candy wrappers, and more. You can see more of their one-of-a-kind designs in my posts on eco-friendly laptop cases and iPad mini covers.

This laptop briefcase is made with vintage advertisements, which are covered with a clear plastic coating to preserve the images and protect the bag’s contents from the elements. Soft interior padding will protect your laptop from bumps and scratches. This briefcase has convenient carry handles, plus an adjustable shoulder strap.

The padded compartment measures 14.2″ x 10.2″ and the exterior measures 14.8″ wide x 11.3″ tall x 2.5″ deep. You’ll be able to fit a 15” laptop or smaller into this briefcase.

Price: ~$120.00

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15. Upcycling by Milo Recycled Candy Wrappers Briefcase

Upcycled Candy Wrapper Laptop Case by Upcycling by Milo

Another stand-out design from Upcycling by Milo, this laptop briefcase is made with colorful upcycled candy wrappers. It also has a padded interior to protect your computer and other items.

This laptop briefcase will fit a 15” laptop or smaller. The padded compartment measures 14.2″ x 10.2″ and the exterior measures 14.8″ wide x 11.3″ tall x 2.5″ deep.

Price: ~$120.00

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16. Sea Bags Upcycled Sail Cloth Tote

Sea Bags Upcycled Sail Cloth Tote

From their workshop in Portland, Maine, Sea Bags hand makes one-of-a-kind bags from upcycled sail cloth. Be sure to visit their Amazon store to see more creations.

This bag measures 14″ tall x 18” wide x 6″ deep.

Price: ~$190.00

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17. Alchemy Goods Recycled Tires Laptop Messenger Bag

Alchemy Goods Recycled Tires Laptop Messenger Bag

For a super durable and water-resistant laptop messenger bag, check out this design from Alchemy’s Goods. The exterior is made with recycled bicycle inner tubes. It’s got a padded shoulder strap, plus a loop for a bicycle light and a reflective strip, making it perfect for evening rides. There’s also a convenient grab-handle and a zippered outside pocket.

The cool messenger bag is padded and will safely carry a 15″ laptop. There are also interior organizational pockets, including one with a zipper.

It measures 20″ by 14″ by 6″.

Price: ~$141.11

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18. Alchemy Goods Haversack Messenger Bag

Alchemy Goods Recycled Tires Messenger Bag with Purple TrimIf you want a messenger bag with a narrower profile, this design by Alchemy Goods fits the bill. It’s also super durable and water resistant, making it perfect for rainy days. The shoulder strap is made with an upcycled seatbelt. This bag features an outside zipper pocket as well as interior pockets to hold your valuables.

It measures: 10” x 6” x 11”.

Price: ~$104.00

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19. Haiku Recycled Plastic Bottles Messenger Bag

Haiku Recycled Plastic Bottles Messenger Bag

Haiku makes eco-friendly bags with 100% recycled plastic bottles. This messenger bags keeps over 17 plastic bottles from the entering the landfill or polluting the ocean.

Super functional, it will work as a classic crossbody messenger bag or it can be converted into a backpack. There are two outside pockets for your reusable water bottle and other items, plus an interior pocket that will hold a tablet computer.

Haiku Recycled Plastic Bottles Convertible Messenger BagThis bag measures 10″ tall x 9.5″ wide.

Available colors: red, black, black with white detail, blue, teal, and gray

Price: ~$64.99

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20. Vaho Up Recycled Billboards Crossbody Bags

Vaho Up Recycled Billboards Crossbody Bags

Hailing from Darmstadt, Germany, Vaho Up creates colorful, one-of-a-kind bags using upcycled vinyl advertising billboards. One of the added benefits of this material is that these bags are highly water-resistant.

Each recycled messenger bag has an adjustable, removable strap.

Vaho Up Recycled Billboards Crossbody Bags

This bag measures 9.8” tall x 13” wide x 3” deep. Be sure to visit Vaho Up’s Etsy store to see more of their cool designs.

Price: ~$76.0 – $93.00

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In Reverence to Two Hawks Who Guided Me

Brown Goshawk
In the first year that I started UniGuide, there was always a pull for me to go back to a more “stable” existence of a full-time job with a tech company. At least I would be getting a regular paycheck.

One day, during a period like too many others, when I was living on a financial razor’s edge that threatened homelessness, I took my dog, Roo, for a walk at Lands End to clear my head.

My fears about striking out on my own, starting a blog, and not working in a traditional way were overwhelming. I could barely function I was so full of self-doubt.

Lands End is one of my favorite places in San Francisco. Located on the northwest perimeter of the city, it’s part of the Golden Gate National Recreation area. To me, it’s a sacred place in an otherwise bustling city because humans have, for the most part, left it alone.

View of the Pacific Ocean from Lands End, San Francisco. Photo: MCSel.

 

A meandering trail, which used to be train tracks at the turn of the century that carried sightseers on the Ferries and Cliff Steam Line, winds along steep cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean as it funnels into San Francisco Bay.

Strolling along this trail on a beautiful spring day in May, as Roo was taking her time sniffing, I was asking myself if I’m crazy.

Maybe I should shift gears, I thought. Maybe I should do something different. Things weren’t going the way I thought they would. Shouldn’t things be happening faster? Who am I fooling? Should I give this up? Should I call so and so in my network and try to get a job somewhere? My thoughts were all over the place, and none of them were pleasant.

I paused to wait for Roo and gazed out across the water to Marin Headlands in the distance.

Then I noticed in the sky, nearly at eye level, a hawk hovering. Only, he wasn’t moving at all. His wings were wide, yet he was completely still. He was riding the air current in complete stillness. Floating motionless in the sky, he was in a state of grace, of divine homeostasis. He hovered there for what seemed like eons.

As I watched him, a voice in my head said, “Stay the course.” No change. Stay the course.

A feeling came over me that the wind was holding me too.

 

When I was in my 20s, I was on another walk, this time with my dog before Roo, whose name was Jojo. We were in my old neighborhood in Berkeley. Jojo paused at a bush and whimpered. Unlike Roo, who is a hunter, Jojo was a gentle soul. I went to see what she was looking at and through the branches, I saw a Cooper’s hawk standing on the ground.

Out of his element, he was clearly injured. At that time, there was a bird rescue facility in Berkeley, which I called. A biologist who worked there came out and, wearing thick gloves that went up to her armpits, she was able to capture the hawk and bring him back to their facility. They called me later to tell me that the hawk had a compound fracture in his wing and could not be rehabilitated, so they put him down.

I expressed my regret to the volunteer at the center. I said, ‘God, I feel so badly for him.’

She said, “Try not to feel bad. You lessened his suffering.”

Cooper's Hawk
Cooper’s hawk. Photo: Patrick Doheny.

 

Since that day in Berkeley, hawks have always been special to me. Seeing the hawk hovering in stillness at Lands End had a profound effect on me.

No, this hawk did not exist to give me signs. No more than the wounded one did that Jojo discovered in the bushes. These hawks existed in their right, sentient beings on their own souls’ journeys. Yet, when I saw them, I experienced them on a multitude of levels. On one level, as a human seeing a fascinating bird. And on another, they were guides in my soul’s journey here on Earth.

And this has led me to writing this post.

Throughout history, animals have meant many things to human beings. We have treated them with both reverence and sadistic abuse. This post, and the series of related posts I plan to write about spirit animals, will be about reverence. And in today’s world, reverence means protection.

I understand why people want jewelry or t-shirts or mugs that have their favorite animals on them. Or why we want selfies with wild animals. And I understand why we have spirit animals. I only hope we can turn that fascination into reverence, which we then, always, translate to protection.

30 Vegan Belts: Faux Leather, Cork, Recycled, and More

Vegan Belts for Women and Men

I’ve wanted to write a post about vegan belts for a while, and I finally got around to doing it. It’s fun to see this accessory, which is so commonly made of leather, now be available in a wide range of cruelty-free materials.

In addition to being animal-friendly, most of the vegan belts profiled here are made with Earth-friendly materials, such as hemp and cork, as well recycled plastic, vintage automotive upholstery, bicycle tires, and more. (And the cowgirl in me had to throw in a few western styles.)

So, whether you’re looking for a little extra style or your pants are falling down, I hope you enjoy these vegan belts!

 

Upcycled and Recycled Vegan Belts

1. Couch Vintage Auto Vinyl Western Belt

Couch Vintage Auto Vinyl Western BeltFamous for their ultra-cool vegan and upcycled guitar straps, Couch has a line of belts that are super hip too. Made with upcycled materials, like vintage automotive upholstery, each belt is handmade in Couch’s workshop in Long Beach, California.
Couch also makes some great recycled wallets, which I feature on UniGuide.

This western vegan belt is made with vintage auto upholstery vinyl and it has a custom steel buckle and steel eyelets.

Price: ~$29.00

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2. Double Stitch Classic Faux Leather Belt

Double Stitch Classic Faux Leather Belt

This classic belt is made with reclaimed vinyl that looks and wears like leather. It has a removable steel buckle and reinforced metal eyelets that give it a classic, slightly rugged look.

Available colors: black and brown

Price: ~$26.00

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3. Vintage 1970s El Camino Belt

Vintage 1970s El Camino Belt

This sage green belt is made with perforated mid-70s muscle car automotive vinyl. According to Couch, it harkens to a time when El Caminos, Dodge Chargers, Firebirds, and Torinos ruled the road. This style of perforated vinyl was used in a number of cars of that era, and most certainly in El Caminos.

The steel buckle is removable, so you can easily replace it with another buckle of your choice.

All of Couch’s products are vegan and handmade in sweatshop-free conditions in the USA.

Price: ~$29.00

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4. Landfill Dzine Upcycled Hose Belt

Landfill Dzine Upcycled Hose Belt

I first discovered Landfill Dzine when doing research for my recycled flip flops post. Their flip flops are super popular with UniGuide visitors, so I was psyched to see this cool vegan belt that’s also made with reclaimed industrial hoses.

Landfill Dzine’s founders, husband and wife team Josh and Heather Carpenter, started the company from the family’s recycling center, which served the agricultural industry.

This vegan and eco-friendly belt is super durable, as it’s made from irrigation hoses, and it has a heavy-duty metal buckle and metal eyelets.

Landfill Dzine Upcycled Hose BeltPrice: ~$14.97

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5. Upcycled Fire Hose Belt

Red and White Upcycled Fire Hose Belt

Here’s another great belt that’s made from upcycled hoses. In this case, it’s fire fighter hoses.

Available colors: black and white, green and white, and red and white

Price: ~$40.00

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6. Reclaimed Fire Hose Belts

Reclaimed Fire Hose Belts

Rachel White of Recycled Vegan and TuC is a big recycling advocate. She makes wallets, belts, and other accessories out of reclaimed materials, including tires, hoses, and coffee bean sacks. And everything she makes is 100% vegan.

Price: ~$34.25

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7. Jelt Vegan Recycled Plastic Bottle Belts

Jelt Vegan Recycled Plastic Bottle Belts

Jelt is a new socially conscious brand I’ve discovered that makes stretchy belts from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The belts have an 80s retro look and a simple, understated buckle. Jelt’s belts come in a variety of colors.

Jelt is a certified B Corporation and a member of 1% for the Planet, which means a portion of your sale will go toward supporting environmental charities. In addition, Jelt donates a portion of their proceeds to supporting children’s and veterans’ causes.

All of their belts re made in the USA in the beautiful state of Montana.

Jelt Vegan Recycled Plastic Bottle Belts

Price: ~$32.00 – $35.00

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8. Croakies Recycled Plastic Bottle Belts

Croakies Recycled Plastic Bottle Belts

Most known for their eyewear retainers, Croakies has come out with a line of colorful, eco-friendly, and vegan belts that are made with recycled plastic bottles.

Plus, they take their cool vegan belts to a whole new level by including a buckle that doubles as a bottle opener. Don’t we all need one of these belts?

The belt pictured below is their wave print belt. Be sure to visit their Amazon store to see more styles, plus a couple more are featured below.

Croakies Recycled Plastic Bottle Belts Wind Print

Price: ~$26.00

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9. Croakies Vegan Recycled Plastic Shark Belt

Vegan Recycled Plastic Shark Belt
Celebrate our besieged alpha predators with this cool shark belt. It’s made with 100% recycled plastic bottles and features a bottle opener buckle.

Price: ~$26.00

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10. Recycled Plastic SUP Belt

Vegan Recycled Plastic SUP Belt

If you love stand up paddle boarding or you know someone who does, then this belt is for you! It’s also made with 100% recycled plastic bottles and features a bottle opener buckle.

Price: ~$26.00

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11. C4 Recycled Plastic Vegan Belts

C4 Recycled Plastic Vegan Belts
C4 makes a wide variety of colorful, fun belts with whimsical patterns, from dogs to flags to floral prints, as well as bold solid colors. Their belts are made with 100% recycled plastic.

C4 Recycled Plastic Vegan Belts with CorgisPrice: ~$38.99

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12. Recycled Plastic Rainbow Stripes Belt

Recycled Plastic Rainbow Stripes Belt

Here’s another colorful vegan belt from C4 that’s made with 100% recycled plastic.

Price: ~$34.99

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13. Vegan Recycled Mermaid Belt

Vegan Recycled Mermaid BeltIf you love mermaids (who doesn’t?) this belt is for you. It’s made with 100% recycled plastic.

Price: ~$34.99

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Recycled Tire Belts

14. Recycled Bicycle Tire Belts

Yellow Stripe Recycled Bicycle Tire Belt

Used tires are a real scourge on the environment because there are tons of them and they don’t decompose. They also emit toxic fumes when burned. Luckily, tires can be recycled and turned into things like carpet pads and padding in children’s playgrounds. Or, they can be upcycled!

I love when upcycled products look like where they came from, and these bicycle tire belts fit the bill.

Based in Appel, Germany, Rebelt makes unique belts from reclaimed bicycle tires that have a cool, rugged look.

Price: ~$38.00 – $43.00

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15. Vegan Recycled Tire Inner Tube Belts

Vegan Recycled Tire Inner Tube Belts

Based in Budapest, Hungary, Felvarrom makes their vegan belts with upcycled bicycle inner tubes that they finish with colorful webbing. The look is topped off with a shiny, flat metal buckle. Each belt comes with its own bag that’s also made with tire inner tubes.

Price: ~$29.90

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16. Velo Culture Top Stitch Upcycled Inner Tube Belts

Velo Culture Top Stitch Upcycled Inner Tube BeltsVelo Culture creates their upcycled vegan belts using the entire bicycled inner tube. Colorful top stitching completes the look. If you have a specific color combo in mind, just message them through their Etsy store and they’ll custom-stitch a belt according to your specifications.

Price: ~$33.50

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Faux Leather Belts

17. Will’s Navy Blue Vegan Suede Belt

Will’s Navy Blue Vegan Suede BeltWill’s designs stylish vegan shoes and boots, which I feature here on UniGuide. And now they offer stylish vegan belts to go with their shoes. Will’s is one of my favorite brands because not only are they 100% vegan, all of their products are ethically and sustainably made.

Their workers are protected by EU health, safety, anti-discrimination, and other employment protection laws, and they get benefits including PTO, equal pay, and maternity leave.

And the faux leather and other materials used in Will’s products meet the OEKO-TEX® textile standard, which ensures that textiles and the materials used in them meet strict consumer safety guidelines.

Taking it to the next level, Will’s utilizes a carbon-neutral supply chain and their operations are carbon neutral. Will’s invests in renewable energy projects, like wind power, hydro power, geothermal, solar power, and biomass to offset their emissions.

This men’s blue vegan suede belt is a standout that will look great with jeans or something dressier.

Price: ~$52.90

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18. Will’s Faux Leather Belt

Will’s Faux Leather BeltHere’s another classic men’s belt from Will’s. It’s ethically made in Portugal with eco-friendly vegan leather.

Price: ~ $54.05 – $56.35

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19. Women’s Ring Buckle Faux Leather Belt

Women’s Ring Buckle Faux Leather Belt

If you’re on a budget, this functional faux leather belt is a great option. It has a classic look with a double ring buckle.

Available colors: black, tan, and brown

Price: ~ $14.99

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Vegan Western Belts

Vegan western belts – this one was a toughie. As a girl who was raised in both Texas and Colorado (and a big lover of country music), I have a penchant for western wear. But finding western belts that don’t have any leather can be a challenge. It’s a bit odd to me, since I had no problem finding vegan cowboy boots, which I feature here on UniGuide. But it appears that the western belt design community still have some catching up to do!

20. Faux Leather Western Belt with Rhinestones

Faux Leather Western Belt with Rhinestones

If you’re the kind of cowgirl who likes a little sparkle, you’ll love this rhinestone-studded belt. It’s got a PU faux leather strap.

Available colors: black, brown, and white

Price: ~$19.99

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21. Leather-Free Concho Belt

Leather-Free Concho Belt

Concho belts have traditionally been made by Navajo Native Americans. Though, the Navajo quite possibly got their inspiration from another culture, as metalsmithing is a folk art that’s been passed down from generation to generation for eons.

Genuine concho belts are made with sterling silver and turquoise stone. I would love to feature some here, but it’s nearly impossible to find them without leather straps. (Though I offer a vegan workaround suggestion below.)

I was happy to find this chain concho belt that’s all metal with no leather. While it’s not sterling silver with genuine turquoise, the price is a bargain compared to real concho belts, which can run in the thousands of dollars.

This lovely belt will look great with a simple dress, a tunic top and jeans, or a cowgirl skirt. It has a clasp hook, so you can adjust the length to work with a variety of looks.

Price: ~$37.89 – $52.14

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22. DIY Vegan Concho Belts

DIY Vegan Concho BeltsIf you love the look of a concho belt, but don’t want a strap made with animal skin, how about making your own?

I found a vendor on Etsy, Designed in LA, which sells some vegan faux leather straps. (Warning before clicking, there are some kinky photos that go along with “leather straps,” even the vegan leather variety.)

Once you have your faux leather belt strap, you can add your own buckle and conchos.

You can find a few conchos on Etsy, plus some beautiful sterling silver buckles. And eBay is a great source for Native American silverwork.

Sterling Silver ConchosPrice: ~$12.00 – $2,000.00

Buy on Etsy

 

Vegan Hemp Belts

23. Sustainable Woven Hemp Belts

Sustainable Woven Hemp Belt
I’m guessing that the first belt ever made was made from a vine, and shortly thereafter, one was created with hemp. (Though, I guess belts were also made with animal skin, which is why leather belts persist today.) But who needs leather when you have so many other cruelty-free materials to choose from?

This eco-friendly belt is handwoven with colorful hemp threads. Hemp is naturally resistant to ultraviolet rays and it gets softer with age, which makes it an ideal material for clothing and hats. And its durability and antimicrobial properties make it a great material for not only belts, but shoes as well.

Price: ~$18.99

Buy on Etsy

 

24. Batik and Hemp Vegan Belt

Batik and Hemp Vegan Belt

This unique and colorful vegan belt combines Batik fabric with an eco-friendly hemp backing.

Price: ~$25.85

Buy on Etsy

 

25. Natural Hemp Belt with Coconut Shell Buckle

Natural Hemp Belt with Coconut Shell BuckleIf you love the natural look of hemp, check out this braided belt that’s made with 100% organic hemp. Its buckle made with natural coconut shell, which completes the Earthy look. This belt is handmade in the USA.

Price: ~$26.95

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26. Hempy’s Vegan Scout Belt

Hempy’s Vegan Scout Belt
Hempy’s is a brand that I’ve featured before on UniGuide in my posts about hemp hats and vegan wallets. As their name implies, they make a variety of products out of vegan and sustainable hemp. This Cub Scout style belt is made in the USA. You can cut it down to get the perfect fit.

Available colors: green, blue, black, gray, natural, and orange

Price: ~$26.00

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Vegan Rope Belts

27. Vegan Rope Belts with Tassels

Vegan Rope Belts with Tassels

For a more subtle look, a rope belt can add a new dimension to a simple dress, or even look great with jeans. Reason to Be Pretty is the New York-based jewelry and accessories designer that handmade the ivory belt you see in the top photo.

Etsy features a number of vegan rope belts, and you can also find a variety of styles, like the red one picture below, on Amazon.

Price: ~$7.99 – $88.00

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Red Vegan Rope Belt with Tassels

Price: ~$7.99 – $88.00

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Vegan Cork Belts

28. Corkor Women’s Vegan Cork Leather Belts

Corkor Women’s Vegan Cork Leather Belts

Like hemp, cork is another wonderful natural material that’s giving leather a run for its money. In fact, I often hear it referred to as “cork leather” because cork can be used in so many products that are traditionally made of leather, including belts, handbags, and wallets.

I also feature tech accessories made from cork here on UniGuide, such as phone, laptop, and iPad mini cases.

As their name implies, Corkor is a brand that makes stylish accessories from sustainable and vegan cork. They offer wide and narrow style women’s vegan belts in tan and brown.

Price: ~$29.00 – $34.90

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29. Corkor Men’s Vegan Cork Belts

Corkor Men’s Vegan Cork Belts

Corkor men’s vegan belts have the rugged look of leather while being eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Their men’s styles come in brown and black.

Price: ~$29.00 – $34.90

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30. Trade in House Vegan Cork Belts

Trade in House Vegan Cork BeltsTrade in House is another great brand that makes high-quality vegan accessories for women and men out of eco-friendly cork. Be sure to visit their Etsy story to see more styles.

Trade in House Vegan Cork Belts

Price: ~$40.00 – $72.00

Buy on Etsy

Etsy Now Offsets 100% of Carbon Emissions from Shipping

Etsy Offsets 100% of Carbon Emissions

I’m really excited about this news today from Etsy. They just announced that they will offset 100% of the carbon emissions from shipping when their vendors ship products to buyers – that’s people like you and me!

On UniGuide, I promote a ton of eco-friendly and vegan products by Etsy artisans. I’ve always thought about the carbon footprint of the products that get shipped, especially from faraway places. So, this news is a great move and a welcome relief.

Here’s a video about the program:

Etsy will automatically purchase verified emissions reductions, or carbon offsets, through their partner 3Degrees when Etsy vendors ship products to customers. 3Degrees works with businesses, other organizations, and even consumers to incorporate clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction strategies into their operations and daily lives.

Through 3Degress, Etsy’s offsets will direct money to support environmental projects, such as protecting forests, sponsoring wind and solar farms, and developing greener methods for producing automotive parts.

Etsy is the first major online retailer to offset 100% of carbon emissions from shipping. Let’s hope others follow suit. (That included you, Mighty Amazon!)

You can read more in Etsy’s blog.

71 Hemp Clothing Styles from Eco-Friendly Brands

Hemp Clothing for Women and Men

Hemp clothing has everything going for it! This magical sustainable material is easy to grow organically – it doesn’t need pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides because it’s naturally pest- and microbe-resistant. It’s also resistant to harmful ultraviolet rays, which makes hemp clothing and hemp hats perfect for protecting your skin from the sun.

Many of the clothes here are made with blended materials, such as hemp with organic cotton, and sometimes spandex for easy movement. And there are some large companies, like prAna and Columbia, that are making cool hemp clothes, as well as some cutting edge new designers that I think you’ll find inspiring.

This post is organized by type of clothing item, so you if you’re looking for something specific, you can use the jump links below. You’ll find a mix of women’s and men’s hemp clothing styles.

Hemp Shirts

Hemp T-Shirts

Hemp Hoodies

Hemp Pants

Hemp Shorts

Hemp Dresses

Hemp Skirts

 

Hemp Shirts

1. Women’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Wrap Top

Women’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Wrap TopBased in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, Sweet Skins makes comfortable women’s clothing, activewear, and underwear with eco-friendly fabrics.

The cute wrap top has a gently swagged back, long sleeves, and a flattering waist tie. It’s made with super soft 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton fleece.

Price: ~$96.00

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2. Organic Cotton and Hemp Thermal Cowl Neck Top

Organic Cotton and Hemp Thermal Cowl Neck Top

Loverly Fabrics hand makes eco-conscious clothing with organic materials. Founder Nicole Carvallo set out to make a line of women’s clothes that fit all body types, and budgets. Her fabrics are dyed using herbal, low impact dyes. And she welcomes custom orders, so you get the perfect fit.

This soft, knit cowl neck top is made with organic cotton and hemp fabric that won’t shrink, and it’s fade resistant.

Available colors: beige, blue, brown, gold, gray, green, rose pink, purple, red, and white

Price: ~$45.00

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3. Three-Pack Organic Cotton and Hemp Boat Neck Tops

Three-Pack Organic Cotton and Hemp Boat Neck Tops

Base in Gaylordsville, Connecticut Wild Harvest Studio designs eco-friendly styles that are subtly colorful and comfortable. Founder Jessica Dreamweaver uses plant-based dyes in her fabrics.

This soft boatneck top comes in a pack of three, in an assortment of colors of your choice. It’s made with 53% hemp, 44% organic cotton, and 3% Lycra for a snug fit that you can easily move in. All of Jessica’s designs are made to order.

Available colors: white, black, blue, red, yellow, purple, sandalwood, honey, charcoal, forest green, dusty rose, red wine, stone green

Price: ~$190.00

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4. Hemp and Organic Cotton Pinafore Blouse

Hemp and Organic Cotton Pinafore Blouse

Hailing from beautiful Montpelier, Vermont, Wild Craft Company is another sustainable clothing company that’s making slow fashion even more irresistible. All of their fabrics are certified organic, and their clothes are made to order.

This cute pinafore is made with a lightweight blend of hemp and organic cotton jersey.

Available colors: red, orange, white, teal, gray-green, moss green, purple, and black

Hemp and Organic Cotton Pinafore Blouse Color Chart

Price: ~$105.00

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5. Women’s Hand Loomed Hemp Shirt

Women’s Hand Loomed Hemp Gypsy Shirt

Primitive Tribal Craft’s designs will take you back in time with clothing that we sorely need in our modern day. Based in Kelil, Israel, the company works to support ecological, social, tribal, and conscious projects around the world.

“We strive to go deeper to the source of all materials,” says Primitive Tribal Craft, “from the seed planted to the human weaving it. Our vision is to be able to connect with each being involved in the making from the very source…” Be sure to visit their Etsy shop to see more of their unique designs.

This gypsy-style blouse is made with soft, hand-loomed hemp thread.

Price: ~$90.00

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6. Women’s Tribal Embroidered Sleeveless Shirt

Women’s Tribal Embroidered Sleeveless Shirt

Here’s another lovely handmade and hand-embroidered top by Primitive Tribal Craft. It’s made with hand-spun and hand-loomed hemp thread.

Price: ~$90.00

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7. Men’s Short Sleeve Hemp and Cotton Shirt

Men's Short Sleeve Hemp and Cotton Shirt

It’s good to see Woolrich producing some vegan-friendly clothing! This classic men’s short-sleeved button down shirt is made 54% hemp, 44% cotton, and 2% spandex, for extra movability. Because hemp is natural anti-microbial, it’s less prone to hold odors from sweat, making it a great fiber for clothing, shoes, and socks

This shirt is machine-washable and wrinkle-resistant.

Available colors: blue, black, and beige

Price: ~$59.00

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8. Columbia Men’s Southridge Short Sleeve Shirt

Columbia Men's Southridge Short Sleeve Shirt

This men’s button down shirt is made with 53% hemp and 47% cotton. Patch pockets give it a cool finish.

Available colors: natural, olive green, red, gray, light blue, olive green, forest green, light green, purple sage, navy blue

Price: ~$34.99 – $50.00

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9. Columbia Men’s Striped Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt

Columbia Men's Striped Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt

If you’re looking for a little more color, here’s another design from Columbia with subtle stripes.

Available in a few different color combinations

Price: ~$29.63 – $50.00

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10. Dash Hemp Santa Cruz Short Sleeved Hawaiian Shirt

Dash Hemp Santa Cruz Short Sleeved Hawaiian Shirt

Dash Hemp Santa Cruz is an ethical clothing company that has been making hemp clothing for men and women since 1997.

This men’s Hawaiian style shirt is made with 55% hemp and 45% Tencel, which is an eco-friendly version of rayon that comes from birch and eucalyptus trees.

Available colors: cream multi, turquoise multi, seagrass green multi

Price: ~$89.00

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11. Men’s GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and Hemp Shirt

Men’s GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and Hemp Shirt

Mutida Organics is a sustainable clothing company based in Melbourne, Australia. This handmade long sleeve button down shirt is made with organic hemp and GOTS certified organic cotton. It’s sewn in Nepal by workers in sweatshop-free working conditions. Like all hemp fabrics, this shirt is hypoallergenic and it will feel like linen on your skin.

Price: ~$95.10

Buy on Etsy

 

12. Men’s Long Sleeve Hemp Shirt by Woolrich

Men’s Long Sleeve Hemp Shirt by Woolrich

Another cool vegan design from Woolrich, this long sleeved, button down shirt is made with 54% hemp, 44% cotton, and 2% spandex. It’s also machine washable and wrinkle-resistant.

Price: ~$59.00

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13. Outdoor Research Men’s Long Sleeve Patch Pocket Shirt

Outdoor Research Men's Long Sleeve Patch Pocket Shirt

With front buttoned pockets and roll-up tabs on the sleeves, this versatile collared shirt is great for travel, work, or an evening on the town. It’s made with breathable hemp/cotton blend fabric.

Price: ~ $11.47 – $79.00

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14. Men’s 100% Pure Hemp Work Shirt

Men’s 100% Hemp Work Shirt

Another cool shirt from Dash Hemp Santa Cruz, this work shirt is made with 100% pure woven hemp. It has a rounded shirt tail that will look good tucked in un-tucked. Double flap front pockets and metal buttons complete the rugged look.

Available colors: blue and red

Price: ~ $89.00

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15. Men’s Nepalese Hemp Shirt

Men’s Nepalese Hemp Shirt

With its Nehru collar and front button tabs, this top is what you think about when you say, “hemp shirt.” It’s handmade in Nepal with a hemp-cotton blend fabric. Small slits on each side add to both the comfort and style of this cool top.

Available colors: heather gray, red, burgundy, purple, black, white, and green

Price: ~$28.99

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Hemp T-Shirts

16. Ladies’ Asymmetrical Hemp and Cotton T-Shirt

Ladies’ Asymmetrical Hemp and Cotton T-Shirt

With an eye for asymmetrical design and Earth-friendly materials, ukA Japan creates innovative pieces that will have people asking you where you get your clothes. This asymmetrical tee is handmade with extra soft hemp-cotton jersey.

Price: ~$45.00

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17. A-Line Pinafore Hemp T-Shirt

A-Line Pinafore Hemp T-Shirt

This tee has a scoop neck and show-stopping pinafore back. It’s flatteringly feminine and looks beautiful on any body type. It’s made with plant-dyed, lightweight hemp-cotton jersey.

Price: ~$58.00

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18. Women’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Cap Sleeve Tee

Women’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Cap Sleeve Tee

Another great piece from Gaia Conceptions, this cute cap sleeve tee is made with light weight 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton jersey. It’s handmade in Eugene, Oregon.

(If you’re looking for some great organic cotton and recycled t-shirts that have vegan slogans on them, visit this post on UniGuide.)

Price: ~$50.00

Buy on Etsy

 

19. Stretch Hemp and Organic Cotton Ballet Tank

Stretch Hemp and Organic Cotton Ballet Tank

Sweet Skins makes eco clothes that you can move in, and this ballet tank is no exception. It’s made with 3% Lycra for stretch and support, and it’s long enough to cover your fanny. The other materials in the soft fabric are 55% hemp and 42% organic cotton.

Price: ~$68.00

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20. Sustainable 100% Organic Cotton and Hemp Ladies’ T-Shirt

Sustainable 100% Organic Cotton and Hemp Ladies’ T-Shirt

This ladies’ t-shirt is made with 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. It’s pre-shrunk and features a printed gnarled tree on the front.

Price: ~$34.00

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21. Organic Cotton and Hemp Yin Yang Tree of Life T-Shirt

Organic Cotton and Hemp Yin Yang Tree of Life T-Shirt

This cool t-shirt is also made with organic hemp and cotton. It’s also pre-shrunk and features a Yin-Yang Tree of Life on the front.

Price: ~$34.00

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22. Soul Flower Hemp and Organic Cotton T-Shirts

Soul Flower Hemp and Organic Cotton T-Shirts
Soul Flower is an eco-conscious clothing company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their sustainable clothing line is made with organic cotton, recycled polyester, and hemp, and they use low impact dyes.

Soul Flower calls themselves “an organic clothing brand for kind souls and free spirits.” I call them ‘fashion forward for the times we’re living in.’ The Soul Flower team also says, “You can make a difference with what you wear.” I couldn’t agree more.

This cool eco tee is made in the USA with 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton fabric.

Price: ~$30.00

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23. Onno Women’s Hemp T-Shirts

Onno Women’s Hemp T-Shirts

Onno is a family-owned, socially- and environmentally-conscious t-shirt company based in Boulder, Colorado. They make t-shirts in a variety of materials, including bamboo-based rayon, hemp, and pima and organic cotton. These ladies’ t-shirts are made with 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton.

Price: ~$29.00

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24. Onno Men’s Hemp T-Shirts

Onno Men’s Hemp T-Shirts

These classic cut t-shirts are made with 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton.

Price: ~$29.00

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25. Ladies’ V-Neck Hemp T-Shirts

Ladies’ V-Neck Hemp T-Shirt

If you like the look of a V-neck t-shirt, check out this style by eco clothing company Noho Ana Maui. Based in Haiku, Hawaii, Noho Ana hand makes organic, recycled, and Earth-friendly clothing. These women’s V-neck tees are made with an organic hemp and organic cotton blend. Noho Ana also uses low impact inks and dyes. Honoring slow fashion values, these ethical t-shirts are made to order.

Price: ~$45.00

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26. Hemp Hippie T-Shirt

Hemp Hippie T-Shirt Brown

More Earthy designs from Primitive Tribal Craft, these cool t-shirts have a hand-blocked tribal motif printed around the neckline and down the front. These t-shirts are made with hemp and organic cotton.

Hemp Hippie T-Shirt White

Price: ~$34.00

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27. Tribal Print Hemp and Cotton T-Shirt

Tribal Print Hemp and Cotton T-Shirt

Here’s another special handmade tribal tee from Primitive Tribal Craft. It’s also made with hemp and cotton.

Price: ~$54.00

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28. Hempzoo Hemp and Organic Cotton T-Shirt

Hempzoo Hemp and Organic Cotton T-Shirt

Hempzoo makes t-shirts and hats with eco-friendly hemp. This black t-shirt is made with 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton.

Available colors: black and white

Price: ~$24.99

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29. Hempzoo Raglan Baseball Shirt

Hempzoo Raglan Baseball Shirt

If you love the look of a classic baseball shirt, but want to ditch the commercial cotton, this design from Hempzoo is a great option. It’s made with 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. Hemp is naturally UV resistant, which makes hemp clothing perfect for protecting your skin from the sun. It’s also antimicrobial, breathable, and moisture-wicking, making it great for active wear.

Price: ~$29.99

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Hemp Hoodies

30. Soul Role Ladies’ Organic Cotton and Hemp Hoodie

Sole Role Organic Hoodie

Soul Role hand makes eco-friendly apparel for men and women on the beautiful Hamakua Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Founder Nancy is fulfilling her purpose by creating clothing that is enjoyable for people to wear while being gentle on the planet.

This lovely, tunic-length ladies’ hoodie is hand made with unbleached organic cotton and hemp jersey fabric. It features a loose, cowl-style hood and a gently scooped neckline.

To see more eco-friendly hoodies, check out UniGuide’s hoodies guide.

Price: ~$90.00

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31. Soul Role Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Hoodie

Soul Role Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Hoodie

This men’s hoodie by Soul Role is also handmade with eco-friendly hemp and organic cotton.

Price: $94.00 – $105.00

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32. Hemplution Hemp Jersey Hoodie

Hemplution Hemp Jersey Hoodie

As their name implies, Hemplution creates eco-friendly and vegan clothing out of sustainable hemp. Based in Olsztyn, Poland, Hemplution handmakes all of their clothes using 100% organic hemp fibers sourced in Europe. This warm hemp hoodie is made with a double layer of knit hemp.

Price: $107.00

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33. Hemp Zip Up Hooded Sweatshirt

Hemp Zip Up Hooded Sweatshirt

Another special hooded sweatshirt from Hemplution, this style has a zip front and extra roomy front pockets.

Price: ~$123.00

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34. Anatjari Women’s Boho Hemp Hoodies

Anatjari Women’s Boho Hemp Hoodies Purple

Anatjari designs unique eco-conscious clothes that you can move in from their studio in Cazals, France. This uber-cool hoodie is fitted but has an extra-large Pixie/Druid hood and extra-long sleeves. Each hoodie is one of a kind and handmade. Anatjari uses low-impact dyes in their creations. This hoodie is made with organic cotton and hemp fleece.

Anatjari Women’s Boho Hemp Hoodie Brown

Price: ~$99.00 – $153.00

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35. prAna Men’s Hemp and Recycled Polyester Hooded Sweatshirt

prAna Men’s Hemp and Recycled Polyester Hooded SweatshirtActive wear company prAna created this men’s eco-friendly hoodie with hemp, recycled polyester, and Tencel. It’s got a double layered hood and a generous front kangaroo pocket that has a media port.

Price: ~$79.00

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Hemp Pants

36. Women’s Red Hemp Jeans

Women’s Red Hemp Jeans

Shouldn’t everyone own a pair of red hemp jeans? These super styley skinny jeans are handmade with 100% organic hemp. These jeans are made to order, so give Tania your measurements to get the perfect fit. (Tania is BEWUSST Hemp Fashion’s founder and she’s also the cute model pictured here.)

Price: ~$218.80

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37. Women’s Black Hemp Skinny Jeans

Women’s Black Hemp Skinny Jeans

Black skinny jeans – if you don’t own a pair, it’s time you do! And black skinny jeans made with 100% hemp? Forget about it! These cute jeans, also by Tania Wachsmuth of BEWUSST Hemp Fashion, will get softer with age, like classic denim.

Women’s Black Hemp Skinny Jeans - Butt

Price: ~$174.10

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38. Organic Hemp Knit Simplicity Pants

Organic Hemp Knit Simplicity Pants

Gaia Conceptions of Greensboro, North Carolina makes a variety of colorful women’s clothing styles with hemp, organic cotton, and Lycra. These are clothes that are eco-friendly, feminine, look great, and let you move! The Simplicity Pants have a loose, straight leg design that looks great on all body types. The stretchy fabric and folded waistband makes these pants great for yoga class, maternity-wear, travel, or anything else you’re up to.

These pants come in a variety of colors.

Gaia Conceptions Color Chart

Price: ~$95.00

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39. Women’s Crinkle Dyed Hemp Leggings

Women’s Tie Dyed Hemp Leggings

Based in Ventura, California, Flower Pot Handmade’s eco-conscious clothing pieces have a unique, quasi-tie dyed look that makes them real standouts. Founder Cheyenne Mistretta hand dyes each garment with low impact dyes.

Flower Pot Handmade Green Leggings

These uber-cool leggings have side pockets for your cell phone and other items.

Flower Pot Handmade Color Chart

Price: ~$110.00

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40. Men’s Black Hemp Jeans

Men’s Black Hemp Jeans

Tania Wachsmuth of BEWUSST Hemp Fashion designed these black hemp jeans for men. These jeans are hand tailored, so just give Tania your measurements to get the perfect fit.

Price: ~$180.33

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41. Columbia Men’s Hemp Southridge Pant

Columbia Men's Hemp Southridge Pant

These super functional pants by Columbia are made with 53% hemp and 47% cotton.

Available colors: black, green, and khaki

Price: ~ $49.84 – $60.00

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42. Men’s Hemp Carpenter Pants

Men’s Hemp Carpenter Pants

Based in Eugene, Oregon, Circle Creations makes hemp and organic clothing for men and women. They also use low impact dyes. These hemp work pants are made with a 9 oz. mid-weight hemp/cotton blend. They’ve got seven pockets, making them the perfect work pants. With double-layered, reinforced knees, these pants were built to last.

Price: $134.00

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43. Men’s 100% Hemp Pants

Men’s 100% Hemp Pants

Made in Chiang Mai, Thailand, these men’s pants are made with unbleached, 100% hemp fabric. If you’re looking for a different color, check out Cocoricooo’s color chart below.

Men’s 100% Hemp Pants Color Chart

Price: ~$90.00

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44. prAna Men’s Hemp Sutra Pants

prAna Men’s Hemp Sutra Pants

Another cool design from prAna, these sustainable men’s pants are made with a woven hemp blend fabric.

Price: ~$47.00 – $147.00

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45. prAna Hemp and Recycled Polyester Lounge Pants

prAna Hemp and Recycled Polyester Lounge Pants

Perfect for post-workout relaxing or chilling evenings at home, these men’s lounge pants are made with a stretchy hemp and recycled polyester blend fabric. They also have an elastic waistband with a drawstring cord and front welt pockets.

Price: ~$51.91 – $147.07

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46. Hemp Yoga Pants

Hemp Yoga Pants

These men’s yoga pants are made with organic cotton and hemp stretch jersey. They also have a covered elastic waistband with a drawstring.

Price: ~$89.00

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47. Men’s Hemp Jogging Pants

Men’s Hemp Jogging Pants

Soul Role designed these men’s jogging pants with stretch hemp and organic cotton jersey.

Price: ~$99.00

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Hemp Shorts

48. Ladies’ Jurassic Hemp Knit Shorts

Ladies’ Jurassic Hemp Knit Shorts

Sexy and functional at the same time, these shorts by Flower Pot Handmade are a best seller. They’re hand dyed with low impact dyes and made with a stretchy hemp, organic cotton, and Lycra blend fabric.Price:

Price ~$98.00

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49. Ladies’ Sexy Hemp Bunch Shorts

Ladies’ Sexy Hemp Bunch Shorts

More sexy shorts! This design, by eco clothing company Loverly, is made with stretchy organic cotton and hemp. They’re handmade and they come in a variety of colors. Visit Loverly’s Etsy store to see more.

Price: ~$50.00

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50. Gaia Conceptions Knit Hemp and Organic Cotton Shorts

Gaia Conceptions Knit Hemp and Organic Cotton Shorts

Another cute design by Gaia Conceptions, these cute shorts hit just above the knee. With a fold-over waistband and ample stretch, they’re perfect for travel, yoga class, and summer fun.

These shorts are handmade and come in a variety of colors.

Gaia Conceptions Color Chart

Price: ~$75.00

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51. Men’s Knee-Length Hemp Shorts

Men’s Knee-Length Hemp Shorts

Another great design by Circle Creations, these ¾ pants are made with 55% hemp and 45% Tencel.

Price: ~$92.00

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52. Men’s Hemp and Tencel Board Shorts

Men’s Hemp and Tencel Board ShortsWith a drawstring waist and loose fit, these board shorts are great for travel or summer action sports. They come in a few different Earthy colors.

Price: ~$76.00

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53. prAna Men’s Hemp Bermuda Shorts

prAna Men’s Hemp Bermuda Shorts

For a little more formal look, check out these Bermuda shorts from prAna. They’re made with 53% hemp, 44% recycled polyester, and 3% Spandex, making them comfortable to move around in.

Price: ~$23.72 – $132.71

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Hemp Dresses

54. Cap Sleeve, V-Neck Organic Cotton and Hemp Dress

Cap Sleeve, V-Neck Organic Cotton and Hemp Dress

This elegant long dress by Soul Role is made with organic cotton and hemp jersey. Cap sleeves and a crossover deep V-neck make it ultra-feminine and flattering and perfect for any dress-up occasion.

Price: ~$127.00

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55. Hemp Shift Dress

Hemp Shift Dress

PERE Wild Element creates Bohemian, tribal-inspired clothing and jewelry for women. This handmade shift dress is made with unbleached, woven hemp fabric.

Price: ~$52.77

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56. Linen Hemp Dress

Linen Hemp Dress

The perfect summer dress, this button-down design is made with a linen-like hemp fabric. With a slightly ruffled skirt and buttons down the front, it combines old fashioned charm with eco-conscious style. A drawstring tie at the waist lets you show off your curves.

Price: ~$105.00

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57. Flowy Hemp Dresses

Flowy Hemp Dress Ivory

Made with an ultra-lightweight 100% hemp fabric, these maxi dresses by FARA Boutiques will bring out the Greek Goddess in whomever they adorn.

Flowy Hemp Dress Coral

Price: ~$87.85 – $108.12

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58. Woven, Button Down Hemp Dress with Pockets

Woven, Button Down Hemp Dress with Pockets

Another fashion forward design by Tania Wachsmuth of Berlin, Germany (who’s picture here), this cute dress is handmade with 100% hemp woven fabric. It’s dyed with GOTS certified plant-based dyes. Buttons down the front and welt-style pockets complete the look.

Price: ~$238.80

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59. Long Ivory Hemp Jersey Tank Dress

Long Ivory Hemp Jersey Tank Dress

This sleeveless maxi dress is made with soft, stretchy organic cotton and hemp jersey. Sleeveless and with a long slit up the back, it’s perfect for travel dress or for any warm-weather special occasion.

Price: ~$127.00

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60. Hemp and Cotton Tank Dresses

Hemp and Cotton Tank Dresses

Let your inner Earth Goddess radiate on one these long, hemp tank dresses.

Available colors: brown and golden brown

Hemp and Cotton Tank Dress Golden Brown

Price: ~$52.77

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61. Strapless Organic Cotton and Hemp Knit Dresses

Strapless Organic Cotton and Hemp Knit Dresses Navy Blue
The perfect travel dress for warm sunny places or summer days at home, this cute dress comes in a variety of colors. With a tube top upper and an A-line skirt, it will look fetching on any body type. It’s made with lightweight stretch hemp and organic cotton jersey.

Strapless Organic Cotton and Hemp Knit Dresses Red

Available colors:

Gaia Conceptions Color Chart

Price: ~$95.00

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62. Hemp Cap Sleeve, Scoop Neck Drawstring Dress

Hemp Cap Sleeve, Scoop Neck Drawstring Dress

Great with jeans, leggings or as a bathing suit coverup, the cute cap-sleeved dress is made with lightweight hemp and organic cotton jersey. A low scoop neck with a sweet drawstring neckline completes the look.

Available colors:

Hemp Cap Sleeve, Scoop Neck Drawstring Dress Color Chart

Price: ~$108.00

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63. Eco Simple Scoop Neck, A-Line Hemp Dress

Eco Simple Scoop Neck, A-Line Hemp Dress

Made in beautiful Mendocino, California, Karuna Clothing’s designs are flexible and easy on the Earth. This sweet, sleeveless scoop neck dress has a flattering A-line skirt that will look great over your bare legs, leggings, or even jeans. It’s made with hemp, organic cotton, and Lycra or a little extra stretch.

Price: ~$96.00

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64. Knee-Length, Cap Sleeve Hemp Dress with Deep V-Neck

Knee-Length, Cap Sleeve Hemp Dress with Deep V-Neck

Every woman needs a dress like this in her wardrobe. With a deep V-neck cross over bodice and flowy skirt, it’s a real head turner. Easy to pack, it’s the perfect travel dress, and the design is versatile enough to wear for a variety of occasions. It’s handmade with hemp and organic cotton knit jersey. See more designs by Sweet Skins in their Etsy shop.

Available in a variety of colors

Price: ~$90.00

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65. Flowy Hemp Cowl Neck Dress

Flowy Hemp Cowl Neck Dress

Here’s another great dress that will bring out the natural feminine beauty of any women who wears it. Designed by Airuma Canamo in Berlin, Germany, it’s made with stretch hemp and organic cotton jersey.
It comes in a variety of colors:

Flowy Hemp Cowl Neck Dress Color Chart

Price: ~$175.77

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66. Hemp and Organic Cotton Fleece Hoodie Dress

Hemp and Organic Cotton Fleece Hoodie Dress

This snuggly hoodie dress hits just below the knee. It’s designed by Wild Harvest Studio in Gaylordsville, Connecticut. The fabric is soft hemp and organic cotton fleece. It comes in a few different plant-dyed colors.

Price: ~$170.00

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67. Hemp and Organic Cotton Knee-Length Hoodie Dress

Hemp and Organic Cotton Knee-Length Hoodie Dress

I never realized how much I need a hoodie dress until I wrote this post! This design by Gaia Conceptions hits just below the knees and has a versatile hood that can be converted into a cowl neck. It’s made with soft hemp and organic cotton fleece that comes in a variety of colors.

Gaia Conceptions Color Chart

Price: ~$165.00

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Hemp Skirts

68. Hemp Peasant Skirt

Hemp Peasant Skirt

Perfect with a pair of vegan cowboy boots or summer sandals, this adorable ruffled peasant skirt is made to order with hemp and organic cotton.

It comes in a variety of fun colors.

Hemp Peasant Skirt Color Chart

Price: ~$70.00

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69. Women’s Natural Hemp and Organic Cotton Drawstring Skirt

Women’s Natural Hemp and Organic Cotton Drawstring Skirt

The perfect beach party skirt, this design by Soul Role is made with unbleached and un-dyed hemp and organic cotton jersey. Hitting at the hip, with a drawstring waist and a high-low hem, this cute skirt is both flirty and sporty at once.

Price: ~$80.00

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70. Below Knee, A-Line Organic Cotton and Hemp Wanderer Skirt

Below Knee, A-Line Organic Cotton and Hemp Travel Skirt

Here’s another design that should be a staple in every women’s wardrobe. With a flowy, A-line design, it’s the perfect skirt for dressing up or dressing down. It’s made with soft, stretchy hemp and organic cotton jersey that’s available in multiple colors.

Price: ~$95.00

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71. A-Line Hemp Woven Maxi Skirt

A-Line Hemp Woven Maxi Skirt

Made with 100% woven hemp, this A-line maxi skirt is flowy and comfortable. It’s got a cute drawstring waist and plenty of fabric for twirling in.

Price: ~$75.00

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Vive le chanvre!

22 Hemp Hats: Sustainable Style and UV Protection

Hemp Hats for Men and Women

Who knew there was such a variety of hemp hats? I certainly didn’t until I was doing my research for this post. But it makes sense, as hemp is one of the most versatile natural materials available when it comes to the diversity of products it can be used for, from food to body lotion, shoes, and more.

You’ll find a lot of hemp products on UniGuide because it’s such a superstar sustainable material. It can be grown easily without using pesticides, insecticides, or fungicides. Naturally antimicrobial, hemp is a great fiber to be used in hats, shoes, clothing, and even underwear because it’s breathable and it doesn’t hold on to odors. Another perk: it’s naturally resistant to ultraviolet light, which means it doesn’t fade easily, and it will protect your skin from UV rays. And one last thing about this miracle fiber: like your favorite pair jeans, hemp fabric gets softer with age.

So, without further ado, here are some awesome hemp hats.

 

1. Hemp News Boy Hat

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Hemp News Boy Hat

Angelique Ell, founder of A. Ell Designs, creates ethical and eco-friendly clothing and accessories in her workshops in beautiful Kapaa, Hawaii and Portland, Oregon. Her creations are all made with natural fibers, such as hemp, bamboo, Tencel, and organic cotton.

This cool newsboy hat is made with a hemp-cotton blend, and it’s reversible, so you get two hats in one.

Each hat is custom made, so you get your choice of colors combinations in black, ivory, natural, brown, red, or olive green.

Hemp News Boy Hat

Price: ~$48.00

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2. Hemp Engineer’s Hat

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Hemp Engineer’s Hat

Another great hemp hat from A. Ell Designs, this engineer’s cap is also handmade. The fabric is a blend of hemp and other natural fibers. A. Ell’s hats are made with scraps from their other creations, which helps cut down on textile waste in our landfills. This hat is also reversible, so you get two hats in one.

Available colors: black, ivory, tan, brown, red, olive green, and purple

Price: ~$48.00

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3. Tilley Hemp Engineer Hat

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Tilley Hemp Engineer Hat

In 1980, Alex Tilley, an avid sailor, couldn’t find the perfect sailing hat, so he made his own. From that first hat, Tilley Hats was born. Today, Tilley makes a variety of styles of hats, all designed for different types of activities. All of Tilley’s hats are guaranteed for life.

This classic engineer’s hat is made with hemp and it’s lightweight and packable, making it the perfect travel hat.

Available colors: white and brown

Price: ~$36.19 – $64.95

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4. Hemp Trucker Hat

Hemp Trucker Hat

When none other than a trucker hat will do, there’s this cool trucker’s cap with a breathable hemp front panel by Mato. It has a mesh back and an adjustable back strap. Mato makes a variety of accessories with eco-friendly hemp.

Price: ~$29.99

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5. Navy Blue Hemp Baseball Cap

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Navy Blue Hemp Baseball Cap

This classic baseball-style hat is made with 100% hemp canvas. It’s biodegradable and naturally UV ray resistant. It has an adjustable snap-back closure. Hempzoo creates a variety of cool clothing and accessories with Earth-friendly hemp.

Price: ~$19.99

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6. Hempy’s Unstructured Aussie Surf Hat

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Hempy’s Unstructured Aussie Surf Hat

Known for their hemp wallets, Hempy’s makes eco-friendly accessories with – you guessed it – hemp! While this hemp hat’s name pays tribute to Australian surfers, it’s made in the good ol’ USA.

Price: ~$26.00

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7. Five Panel Hemp Hat

Five Panel Hemp Hat

With a little extra brim, this five-panel cap will block the sun and keep your head cool with its light gray color. It’s made with 30% hemp, 30% polyester, and 40% cotton.

Times Hemp Company is based in Malibu, California, where they are big advocates for environmental stewardship and making eco-friendly products with sustainable hemp.

Price: ~$18.99

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8. Limited Edition Hemp Bigfoot Hat

Limited Edition Hemp Bigfoot Hat

Do I have any Bigfoot fans in the audience? I know I’m one! I even have a park ranger friend who swears he saw one once. He did an impersonation for me of the way Bigfoot ran away into the trees… How could I not be a believer? This hemp Bigfoot hat is a great way to signal to other believers out there. Get one while supplies last!

Price: ~$54.99

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9. Hemp Explorer’s Hat

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Hemp Explorer’s Hat

Made with 100% hemp canvas, this classic explorer’s hat is made in the USA. It’s got a wide brim and a roomy crown, plus brass ventilation eyelets and an adjustable strap, making it comfortable to wear throughout your daily adventures.

Available colors: natural, navy blue, brown, and pale green

Price: ~$42.00

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10. Tilley Hemp Indiana Jones Hat

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Tilley Hemp Indiana Jones Hat

Another classic style from Tilley’s, this Indiana Jones-style hemp hat is certified with UPF 50+ sun protection. It’s also water repellent and has a secret safety pocket for your valuables.

Available colors: brown, gray, and off-white

Tilley Hemp Indiana Jones Hat in White

Price: ~$71.00 – $88.00

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11. Tilley Women’s Hemp Panama Hat

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Tilley Women’s Hemp Panama HatThis ladies’ Panama-style hemp hat is also rated for UPF 50+ sun protection. Perfect for all kinds of adventures, it repels rain and has a tie to keep it on in convertible rides or windy days at the beach. Plus, it floats, making it perfect for island hopping, boating adventures, or lounging by the pool. The brim is 3” on the front and sides and 2.75” in the back. It’s made with 100% hemp fabric, and it’s machine-washable.

Price: ~$88.20 – $105.00

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12. Gottex Women’s Brimmed Hemp Straw Hat

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Gottex Women’s Brimmed Hemp Straw Hat

For a little extra flair, check out this 100% hemp sun hat. It’s easily packable and protects your head and face from harmful UV rays. It’s perfect for the beach, traveling, horseback riding, gardening, al fresco dining, lounging by the pool, and more. The brim measures 4.5” and an internal drawstring enables the perfect fit.

Price: ~$135.00

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13. Gigi Burn Millinery Hemp Straw Sun Hat

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Gigi Burn Millinery Hemp Straw Sun Hat

Ultra-stylish, this hemp hat is handmade in the USA and comes with a ruffle rosette and a cotton band. It’s perfect accessory to top off a summer outfit and to wear on sunny days at the beach, wine tasting, or bopping around town.

Price: ~$400.00

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14. Tilley Classic Brimmed Hemp Hat

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Tilley Classic Brimmed Hemp HatA classic chapeau, this brimmed hat by Tilley is made in Canada with 100% hemp. As with all Tilley hats, it comes with a lifetime guarantee and is insured against loss. It repels the rain and is certified for UPF 50 sun protection. Plus, it comes with a cute, tuck-away chin strap, making it perfect for convertible rides and windy strolls.

Price: ~$81.00 – $90.00

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15. Organic Hemp Bucket Hat

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Organic Hemp Bucket Hat

For some classic boho flair, you can’t go wrong with this cute bucket hat by Hemp4Life. It’s made with a hemp-cotton blend yarn. Based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Hemp4Life creates handmade hats and other accessories with organic, sustainable hemp. I featured some of their crochet beanie hats, for men and women, here on UniGuide.

Price: ~$24.90

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16. Crochet Hemp Sun Hat

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Crochet Hemp Sun Hat

Here’s another cute hemp hat from Hemp4Life. It’s the perfect travel hat, as it packs easily but will retain its shape. Plus, it offers a bit of sun protection with its short brim. This hat also comes in orange and natural.

Price: ~$24.90

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17. Kathmandu Rainbow Hemp Hat

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Kathmandu Rainbow Hemp Hat

This might possibly be the most perfect hemp hat. It’s handmade with 100% hemp from the Himalayas. The rainbow rings can only mean whoever wears this hat will be filled with joy and will bring smiles to other people’s faces.

Price: ~$36.99

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18. Boho Chic Hemp Crochet Hat

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Boho Chic Hemp Crochet Hat

Here’s another happy hemp hat with boho chic flair. It’s handmade in Thailand and comes in a variety of fun color combinations.

Price: ~$22.99

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19. Hemp Corduroy Fedora Hat

Hemp Corduroy Fedora Hat

You can’t go wrong in life with hemp corduroy crownin’ your noggin! This cool corduroy fedora hat from Hempy’s is made in the USA with a cotton-hemp blend.

Price: ~$38.00

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20. Stetson Hemp Hats

Stetson Hemp Hats

Founded in 1865 by John B. Stetson, Stetson Hats is most famous for being the creator the cowboy hat. But you don’t have to be a cowboy or a cowgirl to wear a Stetson. In this case, you just have to be willing to wear some superbly crafted hemp straw on your head.

Stetson Hemp Hats Light

Price: ~$71.00 – $125.00

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21. Brimmed Hemp Bucket Hat

Brimmed Hemp Bucket Hat

This cute bucket hat is soft, packable, foldable, and crushable – but it won’t crease. It’s made with a hemp, cotton, and polyester fabric blend and has the feel of soft textured linen.

Available colors: orange and white

Price: ~$11.19

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22. Hemp Slouchy Hats

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Hemp Slouchy HatIn addition to their brimmed hats, Hemp4Life hand crochets a number of colorful hemp slouchy hats. You can see more in my posts on guys’ beanies and gals’ beanies.

Price: $21.90 – $34.90

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Interested in other products made with eco-friendly hemp? Check out these posts on UniGuide:

Hemp Shoes

Hemp Dog Collars

Vegan Handbags

Hand Creams and Body Lotions

Laptop Cases

20 Cute Beanies for Women: Slouchy, Crochet, and Vegan

Cute Women's Beanies

Whether it’s still cold where you live or the sun is starting to warm your skin, these cute beanie hats are the perfect accessory to top of any casual look. There are cute slouchies, made with hemp and other natural materials like linen and organic cotton, plus soft, warm knit ski hats made with recycled plastic and more.

As usual on UniGuide, all of the hats featured in this post are vegan, so no wool or cashmere found here. But that doesn’t mean these caps aren’t soft and comfy enough to wear all day.

While the styles here are mostly for gals, far be it from me to gender stereotype. Welcome, Gentleman! Or, you can see more styles in my post about cool beanies for guys.

 

1. Women’s Organic Cotton Slouchy Sun Hat

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Women’s Organic Cotton Slouchy Sun Hat

Based in Osaka, Japan, Charm is a family-run business that hand makes a variety of cute and casual hats for women and men. This style is made with 100% organic cotton, so it will be comfortable against your skin, with no itching. It has a subtly brim to protect your face from the sun. Plus, it’s reversible, so you get two hats in one.

Price: ~$25.99

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2. Women’s Lightweight Slouchy Knit Hat Made with Linen

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Women’s Lightweight Slouchy Knit Hat Made with Linen

This cute, lightweight slouchy is also handmade by Charm in Japan. It’s 100% linen, so it’s lightweight and breathable, plus it’s comfortable enough to wear in warm weather and will protect your head from the sun. Like hemp and denim, linen gets softer with age and the more you wear it.

Price: ~$18.99

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3. Rouched Slouchy Knit Hat

Rouched Slouchy Knit Hat

For a truly slouchy look, check out this cute hat by Charm. It has a scrunched rouched look and is made with a soft heather knit.

Available colors: black, khaki, navy blue, and gray

Price: ~$24.69

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4. SoulRole Organic Cotton and Soy Spandex Knit Cap

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SoulRole Organic Cotton and Soy Spandex Knit Cap

SoulRole designs and hand makes ethical clothing in their workshop on the beautiful Hamakua Coast in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. All of their designs use organic and eco-friendly fabrics. You can see some of their eco-friendly hoodies here on UniGuide. And be sure to check out more of their sublime styles in their Etsy store.

This cute red hat is handmade with organic cotton and soy-based Spandex.

Price: ~$26.95

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5. Super Slouchy Organic Cotton Beanie

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Super Slouchy Organic Cotton Beanie

Bring out your inner Smurf in this super slouchy organic cotton beanie by SoulRole. The fabric is luxuriously soft, with enough stretch to keep it comfortably on your head as you dance, fun around town, or engage in other fun activities.

Available in multiple colors

Price: ~$25.00

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6. Organic Cotton and Recycled Plastic and Guitar Knit Hat

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Organic Cotton and Recycled Plastic and Guitar Knit Hat

This cute knit cap is made with a soft, organic cotton and recycled polyester blend fabric. And it’s got a gold guitar emblazoned on the front that’s printed with a non-toxic, water-based ink. This cute knit hat is hand made in the USA in the beautiful state of Florida.

Price: ~$20.00

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7. Hemp and Cotton Crochet Slouchy

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Hemp and Cotton Crochet Slouchy

Based in Russia, Hemp4Life hand makes make a variety of comfortable, stylish clothes with eco-friendly hemp. The company’s founders, Alena and Sergey, says they are evangelists for the powerful properties of hemp as a sustainable material. And when you wear this cute hat, you will be too!

This cute slouchy is handmade with hemp and cotton knit, and it will get softer with age. It will keep your head warm in winter and cool in summer. Hemp is naturally resistant to ultraviolet light, which means the colors in the cap won’t fade easily, and the hat will protect your head form harmful UV rays. Be sure to visit Hemp4Life’s Etsy shop to see more of their unique designs.

Price: ~$21.90-$34.90

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8. Hemp and Cotton Brimmed Hats

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Hemp and Cotton Brimmed HatsAnother cute hat from Hemp4Life, this style is not quite a beanie, but I thought it deserved to be in this post. It’s handmade with a hemp-cotton blend that will get softer with age. Hemp is a naturally breathable material, plus it serves as a natural protector from the sun, as hemp fiber absorbs up to 90% of UV radiation.

Available in a few different colors

Price: ~$24.90

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9. Extra Wide Hemp Head Bands

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Extra Wide Hemp Head Bands

Another style that’s not quite a beanie hat, but super cute, this extra-wide headband is a great way to keep your hair back with a little extra colorful flair. It’s made with a hemp cotton blend.

Available in multiple colors

Price: ~$21.90

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10. Crochet Hats by Natalia Yakimenko

Ladies Crochet Hat

Natalia Yakimenko handmakes her lovely crochet hats in the Ukraine with cotton yarn. Each hat is one-of-a-kind and made to order. Be sure to visit her Etsy store to see all of her creations.

Cute Crochet Beanie for Women

Price: ~$43.00

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11. Acrylic Chunky Knit Hat

Acrylic Chunky Knit HatIf you’re a big fan of texture, you’ll love these chunky knit hats by Forever Andrea. There are a variety of styles and colors made with soft, vegan, non-wool acrylic yarn. Each hat is one-of-a-kind and made to order.

Available in multiple colors

Price: ~$23.99 – $29.00

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12. Women’s Recycled Fleece Hat

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Women’s Recycled Fleece HatThis cute hat is warm enough to wear snowboarding or for any chilly evening. It’s made with Polartec Thermal Pro, which is a soft fleece that’s made with recycled fibers. It’s also breathable, so comfortable to wear for any of your cold weather activities.

Available colors: neon green, hot pink, purple, dark purple, or black

Price: ~$29.99

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13. United by Blue Recycled Polyester Pom Pom Beanie

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United by Blue Recycled Polyester Pom Pom Beanie

This cute pom pom cap is from United by Blue, a socially-conscious, mission-driven company that removes one pound of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways with every product they sell. A cute hat and a great cause – what a great way to top off your look! This cuffed beanie hat is made with 100% recycled polyester.

Available in multiple colors.

Price: ~$38.00

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14. United by Blue Recycled Knit Cap

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United by Blue Recycled Knit Cap

Another classic knit hat from United by Blue, this cap is also made with 100% recycled polyester. Your purchase will help to remove one pound of trash from the world’s oceans, riverways, and lakes. Now this is a beanie you can wear with pride!

Available colors: brown, navy, green, and red

Price: ~$28.00

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15. Solmate Colorful Recycled Cotton Beanie

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Cute, Colorful Recycled Cotton Beanie

This colorful cap is made with recycled cotton yarn, plus a little bit of polyester and Lycra for soft stretch. Solmate is most known for their colorful, recycled cotton socks. You can check those out in the Amazon shop.

Multiple color combinations available

Price: ~$26.95

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16. North Face Vegan Knit Cap

North Face Vegan Knit Cap

Who needs wool? This classic knit hat is ultra-warm and it’s made with soft, 100% synthetic, vegan-friendly materials.

Available colors: black, charcoal gray, olive green, red, navy blue, white, burgundy red

Price: ~$48.98

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17. Burton Knit Ski Hat

Burton Knit Ski Hat

If you like a little extra slouch with your ski hat, check out this knit hat by Burton. It’s made with 100% vegan-friendly acrylic knit.

Available colors: black, heather gray, rose, tan, forest green, moss green, olive green, pale orange, burgundy red

Price: ~$14.95

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18. Burton Waffle Knit Hat

Burton Waffle Knit Hat

Here’s another vegan-friendly knit hat by Burton. It’s warm enough for snow ball fights, and it fits close to the head. It’s made with 100% waffle knit acrylic and has a fold-up rim.

Available colors: teal and red

Price: ~$19.95

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19. Vegan Brimmed Beanie Hat

Vegan Brimmed Beanie Hat

For a little extra styling on your beanie, check out this brimmed cap from Folie Co. It’s made with 100% acrylic. The visor brim measures 2.5”, giving you some extra protection from the cold wind and sun.

Available colors: charcoal, black, red, teal blue, rose

Price: ~$15.99

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20. Pussy Hats

Vegan Pussy Hats

In these political times, every gal should own at least one pussy hat. This cute style takes a colorful spin on the classic all pink hat. It’s made with vegan-friendly yarn. Check out more cute pussy hats on Etsy. (Though for my vegan friends, please read the products details, as many are made with wool.)

See you at the next march, Ladies!

Price: ~$10.00 – $35.00

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Kickstarter May Play a Big Role in Making Products and Supply Chains More Eco-Friendly

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Kickstarter all hands meeting, Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Fred Benenson.

Since the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter launched in April 28, 2009, independent backers have pledged a whopping $4.1 billion to tens of thousands of new projects, from a drone camera that will record an aerial video of your mountain biking excursions to an illustrated book about egrets and climate change.

Kickstarter Project: The White Heron Beneath the Reactor by Gary Budden
Kickstarter Project: The White Heron Beneath the Reactor by Gary Budden.

And now the platform is taking things both back a step and forward a step by asking creators to consider the environmental impacts of the entire life cycle of their creations.

Teaming up with the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps, Kickstarter is developing an information hub for project creators, plus they’ll provide space on project profiles where creators can commit to environmental practices.

So, instead of creating products and then dealing with the environmental consequences later, project creators can build environmental commitments into their projects at the outset in key areas:

  • Long-lasting design
  • Reusability
  • Recyclability
  • Sustainable materials
  • Environmentally-friendly mass production
  • And sustainable fulfillment and distribution

The new profile features will enable potential backers of a project to consider a creator’s commitment to environmental sustainability before they decide to back them.

“Project creators check boxes to indicate their product will have a long-lasting design, consist of recycled products, will be manufactured in environmentally friendly factories, use sustainable distribution channels and so on,” said Daniel Hill, a project manager with EDF’s Climate Corps. “It’s all with the goal of reducing their project’s impact on the planet and to, in Kickstarter’s words, ‘stand out to potential backers.’”

“We think the rapidly growing platform is uniquely positioned to become a real and lasting force in the development of environmentally sustainable design and manufacturing processes worldwide – and that means it would also have an impact on far-flung supply chains,” Hill added.

Recycled Carbon Chair by LABEL/BREED.
Recycled Carbon Chair by LABEL/BREED.

The global retail market is a $31 trillion industry. So, the push by a well-known, global platform that’s a trailblazer for new product development promises to shed a needed spotlight on how products are designed, built, distributed, and disposed of.

Kickstarter is a public benefit corporation, which means it has corporate goals that extend beyond simply maximizing shareholders’ returns to benefitting the general public at large.

“These new features are our biggest step yet toward fulfilling that commitment,” said Perry Chen, Kickstarter’s chairman and CEO.

 

You can fund The White Heron Beneath the Reactor here.

You can fund the Recycled Carbon Chair here.

Need a Vacation? Here Are Some Tropical Paradise Photos to Take You Away…

Whether you need a little motivation to save up for your next vacation or to get swimsuit-ready – or, heck, even if you need to be reminded that you deserve a vacation, here are some spectacular photos of sunny beaches and other tropical paradises to help you envision your next getaway. Be sure to follow these Instagrammers to see more of their photos!

 

Bora Bora

 

Kao Sok National Park, Thailand

 

Thailand

 

Greece

 

Santorini

 

Cuba

 

St. Lucia

 

Hawai’i

 

Kauai

 

Bali

 

Costa Rica

 

Jamaica

 

St. Lucia

 

Port Vila, Efate

 

Batam Island

Bon Voyage!

Happy Birthday, Edward Abbey

edard-abbey-the-monkey-wrench-gangToday is Edward Abbey’s birthday. For those of you who haven’t read any of his books, he is probably most known for The Monkey Wrench Gang, which was published in 1975.

The Monkey Wrench Gang centers around the wilderness of the American West and four main characters who resort to extreme measures (including destroying construction sites and heavy equipment) to protect the wilderness from industrial development. It’s an engaging and fun read about a serious topic and it played a role in shaping the modern day environmental movement. I’ve heard it’s going to be made into a movie, and all I can hope is they do it justice (which may be impossible).

I read The Monkey Wrench Gang when I was an environmental studies major in college. At that time, there was a lot of controversy over the logging of old growth forests in northern California. Trees that had been alive since Christopher Columbus came to America, and even earlier – during the Roman Empire – were being cut down for timber. Today, there is only 5% of the old growth redwood forests left.

Old Growth Redwood Trees in Headwaters Forest
Old Growth Redwoods, Headwaters Forest, southeast of Eureka, California. Photo: Bureau of Land Management.

During Redwood Summer, which is what the collective anti-logging activities were referred to, I drove some friends and fellow activists in my old Ford Econoline van from San Francisco to northern California to join the protests.

Because I had a van full of people, it seemed perfectly normal to pick up hitchhikers along Highway 101.

The first hitchhiker we picked up was a lady in a long gray robe. Her gray hair was pulled back in a long braid and she introduced herself simply as Ellen. She explained with a serious yet serene face that she was coming from a three-month retreat where she had taken a vow of silence for the duration. Other than her introduction and telling us where she was headed, Ellen remained quiet, sitting on a pillow in the back of the van, listening to the rest of us talk about trees, music, and various traveling adventures.

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My ’71 Ford Econoline van, Northern California during Redwood Summer, 1990.

The next hitchhiker we picked up was a big guy with a beard in jeans and a flannel shirt opened over a t-shirt.

His name was Bob and he was headed to Eureka.

“Where are you guys headed?” he asked.

‘We’re headed up to Arcata then back down to Fort Bragg for the logging protests,’ I said. ‘What do you do in Eureka?’

Out of my rearview mirror, I saw Bob’s eyes move from left then right, as if noticing for the first time that he was in the back of a van with two dogs, a Buddhist nun, and a bunch of hippies, one of whom was wearing a tie dyed t-shirt with “Hayduke Lives” printed in faded black letters across the front. (This was in honor of George Hayduke, the main character in The Monkey Wrench Gang.)

“I’m a logger,” Bob said. “Guess you better let me out.”

My friend Scott, the one in the tie dyed t-shirt, said, “Hey, hold on a sec! Let’s have a dialogue.”

“Pull over,” Bob said. “Let me out.”

“Come on, man. We’re not against you,” Scott said.

“Let me out of this damn van.”

I pulled over and Bob opened the sliding door and jumped out. He then shouted, “Get a job!” as he slammed the door shut.

Quiet Ellen burst out laughing. “Oh my,” she said. “Oh. My. That was something. That was something.”

It upset me that we didn’t get the chance to make friends with Bob. I also wanted to tell Bob that I did have a job.

I canvassed for Greenpeace.

 

Going Door-to-Door, Raising Money for Greenpeace

I met some interesting people when I went door-to-door, asking them for money. Aside from the rare creep, like the guy who answered the door in nothing but an open Hugh Hefner robe and invited me in to “talk about nature,” most people were congenial and generous.

We would canvass in the late afternoon and evening because more people were home, and so we’d often start the day in a neighborhood park, where we’d eat lunch and discuss the environmental issues we’d be covering in the field that day.

One hot summer day in Pleasanton, California, an upper middle class neighborhood 40 miles east of San Francisco, we stopped at a community park that had a giant fountain. The park was full of elderly people, moms, nannies, and kids.

Our team sat at a picnic table, discussing the day’s topics, when my friend Scott abruptly stood up and remarked, “It’s too damn hot.” (Yep, the same Scott who had wanted to dialogue with the lumberjack in my van.) Scott then walked over to the fountain, took off all of his clothes, dropped them into a heap, and waded buck naked into the fountain, and then laid on his back.

The citizens of Pleasanton stopped and stared as if a UFO had just landed.

With the rest of us giggling, our beleaguered team leader, Jeff, walked over and told Scott to put on his clothes. To us, Scott was just being Scott. For the residents of Pleasanton, he might as well have been a creepy guy in an open Hugh Hefner robe flashing everyone.

 

A Chemical Spill in the Sacramento River and a Narrow Escape

Sacramento River Delta
Photo: David Monniaux.

On another canvassing trip, this time to Sacramento, our main topic of discussion was a tanker train that had derailed, spilling 19,000 gallons of the chemical fumigant metam sodium into the Sacramento River. (Metam sodium is used primarily in agriculture to kill soil fungi, insects, and nematodes before planting.) The spill killed fish, among other things, and even made workers removing the dead fish ill.

At one door, I rang the bell and a lady in a house dress, smoking a cigarette, sauntered up to the closed screen door.

I introduced myself. ‘Hi, my name is Kristen and I’m from Greenpeace. We’re in your community today to raise awareness about issues impacting our planet. Do you know about the recent chemical spill in the Sacramento River?’

“I ain’t heard nothin’,” she said, as she continued smoking inside her screen door.

‘Well, unfortunately, it did happen,’ I said. ‘It caused a lot of destruction, poisoning the river and killing fish.’

“I ain’t heard nothin’,” she repeated.

‘Well, it’s true. Here’s an article in the paper about it,’ I said, as I pulled a Xeroxed sheet of paper from my clipboard to hand to her.

She still didn’t open her screen door.

“You don’t listen too well,” she said, “I told you I ain’t heard nothin’.”

All of my cool hippie chick aplomb crumbled away and, unable to control the heat rising in my head, I said, ‘Well, if people like you didn’t sit on your asses in oblivion all day, maybe we could change some things!’

At that, cigarette lady opened her eyes into large saucers, then squinted them back down again and took a drag off her cigarette. She exhaled in my face through the screen door and yelled, “Get off my propaty!”

‘Yeah, well, fuck you!’ I said.

That’s when she opened her screen door, and brandishing her cigarette like a weapon, she shrieked, “I said get off my propaty!!”

By then, I was halfway across her lawn. I saw my friend Dave, who was canvassing on the other side of the street, turn around, mouth agape, as I ran down the street. I only slowed down long enough to look back and see that cigarette lady had stopped short at the end of her front lawn, like a snarling junkyard dog halting at a chain link fence.

 

Happy Birthday, Edward Abbey

Thanks for inspiring me take a stand for what I believe in.

Books by Edward Abbey

33 Vegan Before and After Transformations

VeganTransformations600x130Stories of personal health transformations fascinate me because we live in a society that’s full of unhealthy, addictive temptations. Let’s face it – our whole economy is based around “wanting” – the creation of desire in human beings so we react and buy. Needless to say, this has gotten us into a lot trouble when it comes to food and eating. We all know about the obesity epidemic. And lifestyle-related health care costs are sky rocketing. Undoubtedly, the basis of this problem is the amount of addicting food products that permeate our culture.

As a person who struggles with food addictions, this is a subject I have thought about extensively. I am not an eat-a-few-corn-chips kind of gal. I am an eat-one-corn-chip-devour-the-whole-bag kind of gal. Thus, it’s best that I simply avoid corn chips altogether. I can’t go cold turkey from food, but I can go cold turkey from corn chips, and that works for me. To a person who doesn’t struggle with food addictions, this might seem trivial. But to the food and other self-acknowledged addicts among us – I’m sure you can relate! This is why I feel indebted to the people who share their own stories about overcoming addiction and other personal challenges. They make us realize we are not alone, and that if they can do it, we can too.

You can click these jump links if you want to skip more of my intro!

Vegan Before and After Photos

Vegan Before and After Transformation Videos

 

The Problem with Food Products, Which Are Not Food

Junk Food

We have a problem with addicting foods in our culture. In order to be competitive and economically viable, food product companies have gone to great lengths to ensure there’s a high degree of repeat wanting for their products. At the same time, as businesses, they have pressure to keep costs down while creating products that have a long shelf life. Factory farming, preservatives, and added sugar, salt, and hydrogenated fats are just some of the unhealthy byproducts of those economic drivers. The more addicting a food product is, the better it sells. And the lower the cost to produce it and keep it on the shelf, the more money the food product company makes. The result is fake food – products that barely resemble the whole foods that nature has been perfecting for eons.

 

Capitalism Gone Awry

I call this capitalism gone awry. It’s when business people, scientists, and technologists get too micro-focused on one metric – how much money can be made, while losing site of the broader ramifications of what they’re creating. I think one of the best aspects of the modern world is that we have easy access to information that gives us the bigger picture, if we care to look. We may not be growing our own food in our gardens, but at least we can get the background story on our food – where it comes from, what’s in it, what impact it’s having on our bodies, as well as on other people and animals. Finally, the medical establishment is starting to catch up, and we’re seeing more studies on the role that whole foods play in our overall health, well-being, and longevity.

 

Miraculous Transformations from Everyday People

In addition to scientific studies, one of the most vital ways that we’re getting the bigger picture on how whole foods make us feel is when people share their personal stories. The people profiled here overcame additions and other lifestyle-related challenges that held them back from realizing their full potential. At once, they are extraordinary. At the same time, they’re just normal people like you and me.

They make me think about Roger Bannister, who was the first person on record to run a sub-four-minute mile. He showed us that, yes, it’s humanly possible. And after he showed us, more and more people went on to run sub-four-minute miles. Today, it’s become a standard of athletic performance vs. an anomaly. Every person who overcomes a challenge like an addiction is a Roger Bannister in my book. They help us to set a higher standard for a more vibrant way of being. Without further ado, here are:

 

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12. Plant Based Guerilla

This video by vegan lifestyle guru the Plant Based Guerilla is a montage of vegan diet transformation that will help turbo charge your motivation to live a healthier lifestyle.

 

13. The Good Life Project (with Rich Roll)

In this video by the media company The Good Life Project, which focuses on helping people live more enriched lives, founder Jonathan Fields has a very candid conversation with Rich Roll. Rich talks about being a recovered addict and the positive influence that his wife Julie has had on his life. He also talks about how important it is to seize moments of clarity that can serve as a catalyst to help us change our lives for the better.

 

14. Rich Roll

Rich Roll’s book Finding Ultra is a must-read for anyone who needs that extra push to go all out vegan, and not to mention – get in great shape. This book had a huge impact on me. I had been a vegetarian for over 30 years, flirting with veganism, but never being able to remain consistently vegan. (I had a hard time giving up cheese!) Finding Ultra was one of those catalysts that turned me into a committed vegan. This means more than my saying, ‘Oh, that Rich Roll guy got me to give up cheese!’ I can truly say that this book is aptly named because it helped me to discover more of who I ultimately knew myself to be.

 

15. Hannah McNeely

Hannah McNeely shares a very candid story about her path to becoming not just vegan, but a healthy, fit, and vibrant vegan. This video is super helpful for those of us who can be roller coaster eaters – erratic eaters who have trouble maintaining consistently healthy eating habits

 

16. Raw Synergy

You’ve probably heard about the glow you get from eating a vegan diet that’s full of fruits and vegetables. In this video by Alicia Grant of Raw Synergy, she shares her personal story about suffering from acne and then discovering the key to having healthy, radiant skin.

 

17. Light Twins

With more men embracing a vegan lifestyle than ever before, it’s great to have as many male role models as possible helping them along the path. But whether you’re male or female, you’ll be sure to find some inspiration by checking out this video and others by the Light Twins.

 

18. Lissa’s Raw Food Romance

Lissa of Raw Food Romance changed her body and her life by adopting a raw food vegan diet. For outsiders, a raw vegan diet might seem extreme. But when you listen to Lissa speak in her sincere and no nonsense way, you’ll be convinced that the standard American junk food diet is the real extreme, and raw food vegan should be the norm.

 

19. Full Raw Kristina

Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram infuses positive vibes, authenticity, and sheer vibrancy into everything she does. Quite simply, we need more people like her. Whenever I watch her videos, I want to immediately start taking better care of myself and eat more fruits and vegetables!

 

20. Simnett Nutrition

A certified nutritionist, Derek of Simnett Nutrition is all about being a super strong and fit vegan. Some people want to lose weight when they go on a vegan diet; others want to build muscle mass. Derek shows you how to get it done.

 

21. Elle Tayla

Elle Tayla’s story is hard to watch on YouTube, as she struggled on and off with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder. With the support of family and friends, good old self-reliance, and discovering a high-carb, low-fat vegan diet, she found her way back the health.

 

22. Infinite Waters

Renaissance Man Ralph Smart of Infinite Waters is a self-described “Infinite Being.” Watch his videos, and you’ll realize that you are too.

 

23. Sarah Nourse

Sarah Nourse and her husband went vegan after hearing activist Gary Yourofsky speak. With humility and generosity, Sarah shares her story about how in just six months, she and her husband lost weight and changed their lives for the better by embracing a vegan lifestyle.

 

24. The Urban Black Vegan

A recovered diabetic, The Urban Black Vegan was inspired to change his life after watching the groundbreaking movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. He’s on a mission to help people in his own community and beyond fight lifestyle-related chronic diseases and to get on the path to health.

 

25. High Carb Hannah

High carb Hannah drank too much, smoked, and overate. She chronicles her 70-pound weight loss and the life transformation that resulted from eating a whole food, plantbased diet.

 

26 – 33. More Vegan Transformation from Plant Based News

Vegan advocates Plant Based News also shared a great series of vegan before and after transformations that you must check out! (A couple of then are also above, so I didn’t double count them! :o)

Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channels of these inspirational heroes, and best of luck on your own journey to health and vitality!

(As with much of the content you find on the Web today, take these videos as anecdotal, personal stories and consult with a medical professional if you have questions about making major dietary changes!)

 

18 Cool Beanies for Men: Hemp, Recycled, Organic Cotton & Vegan

Cool Men's Beanies and Knit Hats
Here are some cool beanies for men in an assortment of materials that also happen to vegan. I found a number of great styles made from fabric blends that will keep your head warm in the winter (without using itchy wool) or cool in the summer and protected from the sun.

The best beanies for men look great while being made with eco-friendly materials, like hemp, organic cotton, and recycled polyester. So, whether you’re looking for a slouchy hat, a fitted skully, or a longshoreman-style knit cap, you’ll find some great options here.

 

1. Soul Role Organic Cotton and Hemp Beanie Hat

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Soul Role Organic Cotton and Hemp Beanie Hat

Based on the beautiful Hamakua Coast in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, SoulRole handcrafts ethical clothing using organic, eco-friendly fabrics. You can see some of their eco-friendly hoodies here on UniGuide.

These heather hats are made with an organic cotton and hemp jersey blend, making them super soft to the touch and comfy enough to wear all day without being itchy.

Available colors: storm gray, light brown, red wine, stone blue, and forest green

Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Knit Colors

Price: ~$24.95

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2. Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Slouchy Knit Hat

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Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Slouchy Knit HatAnother cool style from SoulRole, this men’s slouch beanie is also handmade with naturally stretchy organic cotton and hemp blend fabric.

Price: ~$25.00

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3. Recycled Plastic and Organic Cotton Guitar Beanie

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Recycled Plastic and Organic Cotton Guitar Beanie

This cool, heather gray beanie has a gold guitar emblazoned on the front. It’s made with an organic cotton and recycled polyester blend fabric. The guitar is printed with a non-toxic, water-based ink. It’s made in the USA in Florida.

Price: ~$20.00

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4. Colorful Hemp and Cotton Handmade Crochet Beanie

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Colorful Hemp and Cotton Handmade Crochet Beanie

A truly unique slouchy hat, this colorful beanie is handmade with a hemp and cotton knit that gets softer with age. It will keep your head warm in winter and cool in summer. Plus, hemp is highly resistant to ultraviolet light, which means it won’t fade easily in sunlight and will protect your head form harmful rays.

Based in Russia, Hemp4Life’s founders Alena and Sergey are evangelists for the powerful properties of hemp as a sustainable material, which can be used to make a wide variety of comfortable, stylish clothes. Be sure to visit Hemp4Life’s Etsy shop to see more of their designs.

Price: ~$21.90

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5. Men’s Linen Slouch Beanie

Men’s Linen Slouch BeanieThis cool and versatile vegan slouch hat is made with linen, cotton, and spandex.

Available colors: black, dark gray, light gray, and navy blue

Price: ~$25.62

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6. Men’s 100% Hemp Beanie

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Men’s 100% Hemp Beanie

Lightweight enough to wear in summer, this open knit slouchy cap is handmade with 100% hemp yarn. Hemp is highly resistant to ultraviolet light, which makes it ideal for protecting your head from the sun.

Available colors: black, dark gray, light gray, and beige

Price: ~$22.99

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7. Brimmed Skully Hat

Brimmed Skully Hat

This cool skullcap is handmade with 100% cotton. It has a subtle brim for a little extra, understated style.

Price: ~$17.61

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8. Men’s Recycled Cotton Knit Hat

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Men’s Recycled Cotton Knit Hat

This classic ski hat by Coal is made with recycle cotton yarn.

Available colors: black, gray, mustard, and red

Price: ~$22.50 – $34.00

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9. Men’s Acrylic Slouch Beanie

Men’s Acrylic Slouch BeanieAnother style from Coal, this cap has a little extra room for slouch. It’s made with 100% acrylic yarn, which is a great cruelty-free alternative to wool that will still keep your head warm.

Available colors: black, charcoal gray, striped multi, green, blue, purple, and burgundy red

Price: ~$25.18

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10. Recycled Fleece Hat

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Recycled Fleece Hat

Made with recycled fibers, this Polartech fleece cap will keep your head comfortable and warm. Polartech is breathable, lightweight, and easy to pack, which makes this the perfect travel hat.

Price: ~$29.99

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11. United by Blue Socially Conscious 100% Recycled Ski Hat

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United by Blue Socially Conscious 100% Recycled Ski Hat

United by Blue is a mission-driven, socially conscious company that removes one pound of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways with every product they sell.

This cuffed ski hat is made with 100% recycled polyester.

Available in multiple colors.

Price: ~$38.00

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12. United by Blue Recycled Mariner Beanie

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United by Blue Recycled Mariner Beanie

Another great eco-friendly hat, this classic mariner’s cap is made with 100% recycled polyester. Your purchase will help to remove one pound of trash from the world’s oceans, riverways, and lakes.

Available colors: brown, navy, green, and red

Price: ~$28.00

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13. North Face Salty Dog Knit Cap

North Face Salty Dog Knit Cap

Another classic, longshoreman-style beanie, this cap is from the North Face and it’s made with 100% synthetic, vegan-friendly materials.

Available colors: black, charcoal gray, olive green, red, navy blue, white, burgundy red

Price: ~$34.50 – $77.00

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14. Burton Knit Hat

Burton Knit Hat

A classic ski hat with a little bit of slouch, this cap is made with 100% acrylic.

Available colors: black, heather gray, rose, tan, forest green, moss green, olive green, pale orange, burgundy red

Price: ~$24.99

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15. Men’s Slouch Beanie and Neck Warmer

Men’s Slouch Beanie and Neck Warmer

For cold days, check out this slouchy hat and neck warmer combo. It’s made with soft, stretchy polyester. The double-layer material is windproof, making it great for outdoors adventures.

Available colors: black, navy blue, brown, red, and light gray

Price: ~$14.99

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16. Men’s Vegan Brimmed Beanie

Men’s Vegan Brimmed Beanie

If you’re looking for a brimmed beanie made with vegan-friendly materials, check out this 100% acrylic style by Folie Co. The visor brim measures 2.5”, providing extra protection from the cold, wind, and sun.

Available colors: charcoal, black, red, teal blue, rose

Price: ~$15.99

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17. Knit Blend Vegan Hat

Knit Blend Vegan Hat

This cap is made with a vegan-friendly stretch fabric blend that’s made with acrylic, polyester, and cocona coconut fiber.

Available colors: black, red, gray, light olive

Price: ~$19.99

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18. Double Layer Knit Slouchy Hat

Double Layer Knit Slouchy Hat

For those cold days, check out this slouch hat made with a double layer of acrylic knit and fleece. It’s also windproof.

Available colors: black, gray

Price: ~$11.89 – $17.89

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14 Beautiful Vertical Gardens + Resources to Grow Your Own

Is there hope for those of use who dwell in the concrete jungle or simply crave a little more green? Yes! One answer is to plant a vertical garden – either indoors, outdoors, or both. Below are some images of spectacular vertical gardens around the world. Then, you’ll find some resources on how to grow your own. Be sure to follow the innovative Instagrammers and YouTubers featured in this post who are making the world a more beautiful and greener place!

 

Outdoor Vertical Gardens

1. Outdoor Vertical Garden at the CaixaForum Art Gallery in Madrid, Spain

Outdoor Vertical Garden at the CaixaForum Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain. Photo: Zarateman.
Photo: Zarateman.

 

2. Vertical Garden at Palacio Europa in Basque Country, Spain

Palacio Europa Wall Garden in Basque Country in Spain
Photo: Basotxerri.

 

3. The Ecological Solar House on Saint Helen’s Island, Montreal, Canada

Vertical Garden, Ecological Solar House
Photo: Benoit Rochon.

 

4. The Cloud Forest Dome in Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Cloud Forest Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Photo: Shiny Things.

 

5. Green Walls and Roofs, Cité des Étoiles in Givors, France

 

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6. Vertical Skyscraper Gardens, Beijing,China

 

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7. Bukit Panjang, Singapore

 

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Indoor Vertical Gardens

8. Green Wall at the Gothal Wellness Center in Liptovská Osada, Slovakia

Vertical Garden in Gothal Wellness Center, Liptovská Osada, Slovakia
Photo: Salman Diweny.

 

9. Vertical Plants in Kew Gardens in London

Vertical Plants, Kew Gardens, London
Photo: Matěj Baťha.

 

10. Indoor Wall Garden by Lídia Castañon

 

11. Vertical Staircase Garden by Panama Luxury Gardens

 

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12. Florafelt Vertical Garden by Terragarden, Kuwait

 

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13. Florafelt Vertical Garden, San Francicso, California

 

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14. Vertical Garden Installation, Toronto Canada

 

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Does it look complicated? It doesn’t have to be! Here are some resources for growing your own vertical garden.

Plants that Grow Well on Walls

Here’s a list of plants that grow easily on vertical surfaces.

Air Plants

Air Plants 

 

Begonias

Begonias

 

Bromeliads

Bromeliads

 

Ferns

Ferns

 

Baby Tears

Helxine

 

Hosta Plants

Hosta Plant

 

Hoya Plants

Hoya

 

Ivy Geraniums

Ivy Geranium

 

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris

 

Lipstick Plant

Lipstick Plant

 

Bougainvilla

Bougainvilla

 

Orchids

Orchids

 

Succulents

Succulents

 

Vines